'69 Interior Project - Some Progress

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'69 Interior Project - Some Progress

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Post by snafu » 31 May 2012, 09:14

Some interior stuff I've been working on.

It probably wouldn't have been much more work to pull the dash, but this worked out ok. I used Charcoal lacquer here.
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This picture reminds me of that old Flock of Seagulls video. Image

I'm not sure if the column is supposed to be black or charcoal, but I used VHT GM engine black.
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VHT black for the headliner molding and wire cover for the column also.
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The last owner of my place installed this handy parts rack above the kitchen door. I painted the plastic pieces with Colorbond BMW black.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by snafu » 31 May 2012, 09:25

The door panels have been the biggest project so far. These were pretty torn up. Its hard to find good used ones and the reproductions have gotten mixed reviews, so I figured I'd see what I could do with these. I cut back the edges around the holes, added some foam, then covered it with paintable silicone.

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After getting the silicone as smooth as I could. I put on bedliner for texture. You can see its a little wavy around the front of the armrest.

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Sanded down high spots and add more silicone to low spots. I probably did this 4 or 5 times before I was happy with it.

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For the final sanding I went to 800, then 1500 to smooth the bedliner texture out. I painted these with SEM Landau black.

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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by mo2872 » 31 May 2012, 09:34

Looks good from here. Pretty handy fix, there. :thumbup:
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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by snafu » 31 May 2012, 09:36

I made some pieces for the corners where the screws had pulled through. These will go on the front side of the panel behind the carpet.

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Also a few of the clip holes had blown out.

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Smoothed out the trim pieces and relocated the emblem holes.

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Painted the black stripe with my favorite engine paint.

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New "wood" everywhere. I actually purchased some woodgrain material to match the dash in my Standard, but I ended up with a set of extra dash panels, so I could save my originals and experiment with these.

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Here's one of the completed door panels. I had to dye the carpet also. The texture isn't quite right where I had to make repairs, but I can live with it.

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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by snafu » 31 May 2012, 09:38

mo2872 wrote:Looks good from here. Pretty handy fix, there. :thumbup:
Thanks! Pictures don't show all the flaws, but I'm happy with everything so far.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by snafu » 31 May 2012, 09:50

Steering wheel project. Sanded down and recoated.

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Polished up the small stuff while everything was apart.

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Black visors ready to go.

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Seven years of bad luck for my car?

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The backside looks really nice though.

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The dash pad might have some green in it, but its close enough to black that I'm leaving it alone. The block off plate was black, but the trim around the warning lights was green and had to be dyed.

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I'm not sure when I'll get to this. I want to add the switches and map light and use the extra swithces for fog lights and a power antenna. I'll need to do some research to figure out the switch for the antenna though.

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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by CougarCJ » 31 May 2012, 10:11

Are those Mach 1 door panels? Wiley did it to his 1970 restomod convertible.

I had forgotten that it could be done.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by snafu » 31 May 2012, 10:47

Yes, Mach 1.

There are a half dozen screws that attach the bottom of the panel, so I'll have to put holes in the door for those and a couple more for a bracket that attaches to the armrest. Other than that, it looks like everything is where it should be.
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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by 1967 S Code » 31 May 2012, 10:48

That interior is looking great. The steering wheel.....WOW! :thumbup:
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Re: Interior Green to Black

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Post by jcbingcougar » 31 May 2012, 19:49

That looks great, Dave! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.
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