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Title: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on September 18, 2021, 09:43:10 AM
First parts to arrive, seats are going to local upholsterer in October.  Interior is going black.

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on September 18, 2021, 10:36:45 AM
Youíll have to let us know on the Fit & Finnish on the current new PCs avail. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on September 18, 2021, 01:15:56 PM
Youíll have to let us know on the Fit & Finnish on the current new PCs avail.

Right.  Whoís supplying your interior parts?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on September 18, 2021, 08:34:00 PM
Firebird Central
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on September 18, 2021, 09:26:00 PM
I take it Black matches good ? ive heard even though you can get your color, you still need to paint it. Black may be the exception.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on September 29, 2021, 11:42:28 AM
It has begun...

1975 - 1981 Firebird or Trans Am Rear Side Plastic Panel Kit, Sail Panels and Arm Rest Side Panels, 4 Piece Set
1972 - 1977 Firebird Lower Door Panel Plastic Kit / Map Pockets, LH & RH Kit, Includes Arm Rest and Complete Hardware Set
New OE Style 1974 - 1981 Firebird and Trans Am Side Headliner Plastic Trim Molding, Pair
1975 - 1981 Firebird Seat Belts Set, Front and Rear with OE STYLE GM Push Buttons
1970 - 1981 Firebird and Trans Am Interior Kick Panel Set with Standard Speakers, Pair
1970 - 1981 Firebird Door Jamb Sill Plates Set, Body by Fisher Original Stick-On Tag, Pair
1974 - 1981 Firebird & Trans Am Sail Panel Coat Hanger Hook, Colors, Each
PANEL SET, Inside Door, Upper, Pre-Assembled, Dlx, Black, Incl Metal Garnish Rails, Windowfelts and Door Lock Ferrules Installed, Emblems Not Included
PLATE / EMBLEM, Front Door Trim Pad / Panel, *Bird*, red and black finish, correct Repro
STRAP, Door Panel Pull, Inner, Black, RH or LH, incl attaching mounts, backing plate and screws, repro
COVER, Front Door Pull Strap, Black
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on October 08, 2021, 11:20:27 PM
Parts are a gathering...

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on October 09, 2021, 08:14:06 AM
👍🏻👍🏻
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on October 09, 2021, 10:02:24 AM
When I did my package tray, Classic was the only one who said they had Camel Tan, it wasnít, ant they charged me 50$ to send it to me.   I returned it and drove to Cars inc and paid $20 for one for a camaro and had it sprayed.   
A few of us are sending Norwood our hood latches, are you interested in having yours done?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on October 09, 2021, 07:52:17 PM
No, my hood latch is fine and I got my package tray from Firebird central
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on October 10, 2021, 01:09:11 PM
Rich, do you have a Firebird Central coupon code you could share?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on October 10, 2021, 03:18:31 PM
You could have saved the shipping if you did a Natz pick up with FC, and Ames
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Aldo on October 15, 2021, 07:15:26 PM
First parts to arrive, seats are going to local upholsterer in October.  Interior is going black.
Nothing like fancy new
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on October 15, 2021, 08:31:52 PM
Rich, do you have a Firebird Central coupon code you could share?

They sent me a code while I was putting things into my cart. I think it was WELCOME.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on October 16, 2021, 01:13:30 PM
Here we go....

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on October 16, 2021, 09:23:15 PM
Looks like it was time.  What are you doing with your dash - dying it black?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on October 17, 2021, 09:40:59 AM
Looks like it was time.  What are you doing with your dash - dying it black?

Yes, I'm going to try and fix a couple "waves" in the dash pad and paint it black. Seems finding a dash board is like pulling teeth.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on October 17, 2021, 01:44:10 PM
Theyíre may be one up here.   But you gotta take a road trip to get it. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on October 17, 2021, 03:07:41 PM
A guy named George Renaker, Jr bought mine.  I know he has a couple for sale.  Heís on FB - I have his phone number if you want to call him.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on October 19, 2021, 09:36:03 AM
Rich, found your one, $950.  Pick up.   Like I said, between Cars inc and NPD you can get everything in the D. 
Youíd need to get a deposit on it ASAP.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on October 30, 2021, 01:54:09 PM
OK, got busy today. Got the new package tray in. The seat belts I bought aren't the right ones, working with Firebird Central to figure that out. The new rear panels do not come with the ashtray cut outs so I created a template, measured, then got the old dremel out and cut out new holes for the rear ashtrays. Got the center console out. Next is pulling the dash then on to painting those parts I'm not replacing. Should get the seats back in a week or so and once I figure out the seat belts it can go back together.



Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on October 31, 2021, 01:01:38 PM
Looks good!
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 11, 2021, 03:58:03 PM
Getting close, need to do some painting, pull the dash and then put it back together...

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on November 11, 2021, 05:49:05 PM
Getting close, need to do some painting, pull the dash and then put it back together...

Be gentle with that 46 year old dash.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Squirrel on November 11, 2021, 08:59:09 PM
damn those seats are tight. 

been doing similar to my new 81 TA.  new console, new rear arm rests and several other interior parts, lots of dying, etc.  Interior work is pretty fun and rewarding.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 11, 2021, 09:21:32 PM
It is and not too complicated
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 13, 2021, 09:20:35 PM
Got a lot of painting (or dyeing as some like to call it) done today..

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on November 14, 2021, 10:18:45 AM
Looking good.

Been there, done thatÖ
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 20, 2021, 02:17:59 PM
More work on the car today, got the dash out and repaired. Next is to paint the dash and the .... cowl? part of the dash just under the windshield which, unfortunately, doesn't come out so I'll have to mask the windshield and painted it in place.  Here are some pics of today's work.

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 20, 2021, 03:20:34 PM
I know your pain, I helped Tz do his dash swap, I never want to do that again.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 21, 2021, 01:12:16 PM
Was your interior black, or you just want a change?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 21, 2021, 03:20:02 PM
Was your interior black, or you just want a change?

I'm going black because I'm not a big fan of red and it goes with any body color I might paint the car in the future
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: smith79 on November 22, 2021, 07:28:23 AM
Since you are pretty much tearing your whole interior out anyways, are you adding any sound deadening material like Kilmat or something similar?

https://www.amazon.com/Kilmat-Deadening-Automotive-Insulation-dampening/dp/B0751CBXBT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=KILMAT&qid=1637583958&s=automotive&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyQjRWOU1OTVlTT1AwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDI3MDYwMU9JQ1JIVEVBTlY1SSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTI2MTI4M0ZQODM2RElOTDNVJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

I was thinking about it but my exhaust is so damn loud I don't think it would make much of a difference.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on November 22, 2021, 04:07:36 PM
Since you are pretty much tearing your whole interior out anyways, are you adding any sound deadening material like Kilmat or something similar?

https://www.amazon.com/Kilmat-Deadening-Automotive-Insulation-dampening/dp/B0751CBXBT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=KILMAT&qid=1637583958&s=automotive&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyQjRWOU1OTVlTT1AwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDI3MDYwMU9JQ1JIVEVBTlY1SSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTI2MTI4M0ZQODM2RElOTDNVJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

I was thinking about it but my exhaust is so damn loud I don't think it would make much of a difference.

My exhaust isnít all that loud but insulation will make a big difference.  I use FatMat.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 22, 2021, 07:07:33 PM
I bought expensive Borlas that are straight through, but quite.   You donít need loud to have free flowing. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: smith79 on November 23, 2021, 09:55:41 AM
I bought expensive Borlas that are straight through, but quite.   You donít need loud to have free flowing.

I enjoy scaring women, children, and millennials who just don't get it while they are eating their lunch at the outdoor tables in downtown Howell and Brighton. And the golfers at the 2 courses down the road - so much fun messing with them. Maybe someday when I grow up I might quiet it down a bit.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 23, 2021, 10:53:58 AM
I drive by a golf course almost daily, I always  honk in their backswing.   ;D
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 23, 2021, 10:42:18 PM
Since you are pretty much tearing your whole interior out anyways, are you adding any sound deadening material like Kilmat or something similar?

https://www.amazon.com/Kilmat-Deadening-Automotive-Insulation-dampening/dp/B0751CBXBT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=KILMAT&qid=1637583958&s=automotive&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyQjRWOU1OTVlTT1AwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDI3MDYwMU9JQ1JIVEVBTlY1SSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTI2MTI4M0ZQODM2RElOTDNVJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

I was thinking about it but my exhaust is so damn loud I don't think it would make much of a difference.


I did that a couple years ago when I replaced the floor boards. Made a world of difference in sound and heat in the cabin. I also upgraded to Borlas last year, much quieter with a good sound.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 24, 2021, 09:01:58 AM
I could t take the noise from flowmaster or dynomax.  Plus my Borlas have a million mile warranty. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 24, 2021, 09:25:09 AM
I could t take the noise from flowmaster or dynomax.  Plus my Borlas have a million mile warranty. 

I wasn't going to with Borlas because of their cost but was convinced to go that route and I'm happy I did.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 27, 2021, 10:34:07 AM
Well more done but more challenges arise. Finished painting dash, cowl, and started rewiring utilizing plugs for the radio and speakers
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 27, 2021, 02:33:45 PM
Hey Rich, do you have the Perf headliner?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 27, 2021, 09:57:01 PM
Hey Rich, do you have the Perf headliner?


Well, I didn't but I had the upholsterer  do my headlinerand it might be now. They also added foam to give it depth. I'll take a pic and show you tomorrow
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 28, 2021, 10:35:57 AM
Ok, so not perforated...

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 28, 2021, 10:59:49 AM
Oh ok, I canít remember if the early sec gens got the cloth/bow type or perf. 
Thatís gotta be more rigid that a t top car, I did my headliner by myself, it want to fold in the middle.  How hard is it getting the bigger non T top headliner inside the car?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 28, 2021, 02:58:32 PM
Not hard at all, a little jostling through the door is all.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on November 28, 2021, 03:52:24 PM
Hey Rich, do you have the Perf headliner?

74-81 OEM headliners were perforated.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 28, 2021, 06:44:02 PM
Hey Rich, do you have the Perf headliner?

74-81 OEM headliners were perforated.

Your point?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on November 28, 2021, 10:13:09 PM
Hey Rich, do you have the Perf headliner?

74-81 OEM headliners were perforated.

Your point?

No point (as usual)
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 29, 2021, 10:09:34 AM
He was answering my question.  I was thinking the early cars got the cloth type, but couldnít remember
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 29, 2021, 10:11:43 AM
Under warranty , ive seen some cars with the fabric type, ( Velcro cloth )   Wasnít that started in 1979 or 1980?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: smith79 on November 29, 2021, 04:27:29 PM
My 79 is the shitty velcro cloth style

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on November 29, 2021, 07:00:24 PM
My first t/a had the headliner replaced with the shitty Velcro cloth fabric by a local upholsterer.  I didnít know any better - or care - at the time.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on November 29, 2021, 07:38:10 PM
I did my headliner for $35.  But Perf not the velcro. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on November 30, 2021, 09:18:06 AM
Mine was already a solid vinyl so I just had them recover it with black vinyl. They added foam to it though to make it look and feel real nice.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: cammerjeff on November 30, 2021, 09:39:43 AM
Thats alot of work! But it is looking very Nice.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on December 12, 2021, 09:41:49 PM
Finally got the kick panel out behind the parking brake assembly, what a pita. Should make some really good progress next weekend.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on December 13, 2021, 10:35:30 AM
Make sure you seal the new one good, I hear you can get water in there.  I used a HVAC putty that stays soft on one I removed on my car.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on December 29, 2021, 08:34:33 AM
More work completed, rear of car completed
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on December 29, 2021, 08:45:11 AM
Wow, looks real fresh 👍🏽
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on December 29, 2021, 08:01:21 PM
Looking good Rich
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on December 31, 2021, 03:57:04 PM
Got new original hick panels and got the drivers in and the parking brake system back together. Now I have to take the heater box out to get the other kick panel in. Grrr. Should be smooth sailing after that.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on January 01, 2022, 08:28:08 AM
👍🏽
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on January 03, 2022, 04:25:56 PM
Found this for you Rich
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on January 03, 2022, 04:43:19 PM
Nice.   Iíd like to have one. 
I wonder if Pete has a Camel one I could Dye correct?🤔
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on January 03, 2022, 07:24:11 PM
Pete could sell you a cardboard template to make one.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on January 04, 2022, 09:21:14 AM
Found this for you Rich

Thank goodness my car didn't come with one, yikes, $2k?!
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on January 04, 2022, 10:02:48 AM
I remember that guy at the NATS who did repops for $500 ea.  Lmao.
Who wants smokers in the back seat 😮
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on January 04, 2022, 10:12:04 PM
I remember that guy at the NATS who did repops for $500 ea.  Lmao.
Who wants smokers in the back seat 😮

I have ash trays in the side panels in the back seat, for authenticity.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on January 04, 2022, 11:47:46 PM
Yes.  I mean the consol, no cup holders, just an ash tray.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on January 05, 2022, 07:26:27 PM
Yes.  I mean the consol, no cup holders, just an ash tray.

I donít think any/many car companies were thinking about cup holders in the early 70ís
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on January 05, 2022, 08:32:09 PM
Ive always thought the rear consoles were dumb.  A few years back, Some guy at the NATS was selling a repop for 500$.   
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: smith79 on January 06, 2022, 04:20:37 PM
More work completed, rear of car completed

Looking good!!
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on January 19, 2022, 09:17:24 AM
Work progresses slowly but in the home stretch, kick panels in and dash now in. Now to get motivated and finish this project.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on January 19, 2022, 10:48:24 AM
Thatís a lot of work, you should be done by spring!!
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on January 19, 2022, 02:19:10 PM
Thatís a lot of work, you should be done by spring!!

Bite your tongue young man!

If I can get some car time this weekend, which it is looking like I will, it will be done this weekend. I've got about an 1 to 1.5 hours getting gauges in and doing some wiring then about another 2 to 2.5 hours doing some touch up painting and the doors and 30 minutes to get the center console and front seats in. So, a good day of solid work.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on January 19, 2022, 09:05:24 PM
Thatís a lot of work, you should be done by spring!!

Bite your tongue young man!

If I can get some car time this weekend, which it is looking like I will, it will be done this weekend. I've got about an 1 to 1.5 hours getting gauges in and doing some wiring then about another 2 to 2.5 hours doing some touch up painting and the doors and 30 minutes to get the center console and front seats in. So, a good day of solid work.

Rich, you sound like an accomplished project manager.   Itís looking good.  Anxious to see the completed project.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on January 20, 2022, 08:30:46 AM
Thatís a lot of work, you should be done by spring!!

Bite your tongue young man!

If I can get some car time this weekend, which it is looking like I will, it will be done this weekend. I've got about an 1 to 1.5 hours getting gauges in and doing some wiring then about another 2 to 2.5 hours doing some touch up painting and the doors and 30 minutes to get the center console and front seats in. So, a good day of solid work.

Rich, you sound like an accomplished project manager.   Itís looking good.  Anxious to see the completed project.

Me too , I'm going to take a video as well when done and post it.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on January 20, 2022, 02:39:33 PM
Check that whit plastic clip on the heat door, ther usually broke. 
I helped TZ do a dash on his 78 a year ago, I noticed someone g,used a large nut holding the door half open instead of replacing the clip. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on January 29, 2022, 09:19:58 AM
Got some more work done, a few gauges in and started working on the door panels getting the hardware put on...

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on January 29, 2022, 05:49:52 PM
Looking good
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on February 21, 2022, 08:45:16 AM
Gauges finally back in, have to re-wire the speaker wires for the radio then put the duct work back in and the dash is done. then on to more simpler things.

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on February 21, 2022, 09:23:16 AM
Dash looks good
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on February 21, 2022, 10:55:24 AM
I helped TZ do his, those dashes arenít fun, lol looks like youíll be ready for spring.
You outta treat yourself to a leather wrap wheel, a couple up here do your wheels or under $200.  I had one done for my car
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 04, 2022, 07:31:29 AM
Been awhile since I posted but things are coming together. Planning on having the car done by tomorrow.  And yes, the carpet needs to be cleaned  :))

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 04, 2022, 11:45:40 AM
Rich, forgive me if this has been asked before but do you plan to restore or replace your steering wheel?  With all the other black interior parts restored it makes the wheel pop out.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 04, 2022, 12:00:21 PM
Rich, forgive me if this has been asked before but do you plan to restore or replace your steering wheel?  With all the other black interior parts restored it makes the wheel pop out.

Yes, technically three things still need to be done, steering wheel, shifter plate, and new gauges. Those items I decided to wait on. The steering wheel is the smaller diameter grip, I want to find one just like mine, don't want the 4" grip diameter, shifter plate I figured I'd order when I order the wheel and I didn't want to buy the gauges and have them sit for months before installing in case there is a problem with them. Those will all be done over the next few months at my leisure.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on March 04, 2022, 12:11:55 PM
Those shifter plates gotta be pricy these days, they were 45$ just before they ran out. And the clear lens was hard to find
too.
Great job Rich!

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 04, 2022, 03:43:19 PM
Those shifter plates gotta be pricy these days, they were 45$ just before they ran out. And the clear lens was hard to find
too.
Great job Rich!

Aftermarket Shifter plates are readily available but $60-100 these days.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 04, 2022, 08:32:18 PM
Door panels left to do

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 05, 2022, 08:06:59 AM
Looking good Rich  8)
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 05, 2022, 10:42:57 PM
Cars done, I'll get pics and a video as soon as I get it off my phone
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 05, 2022, 10:52:09 PM
Rich, you know better than thatÖ theyíre never "done"  :o
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 06, 2022, 06:28:24 AM
Clarifying, the project is complete

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 06, 2022, 06:30:58 AM
And the video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgErm9MuVEw
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 06, 2022, 08:22:33 AM
Clarifying, the project is complete

 ;)
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 06, 2022, 08:23:51 AM
And the video...


👍👍
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on March 06, 2022, 12:57:43 PM
Rich, it look great!!
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 07, 2022, 03:07:06 PM
Those shifter plates gotta be pricy these days, they were 45$ just before they ran out. And the clear lens was hard to find
too.
Great job Rich!

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on March 07, 2022, 05:51:41 PM
Thatís what I thought.  Lmao.
How much are the door handle cups nOS.   I canít find any.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Squirrel on March 07, 2022, 06:31:59 PM
I have a set of door handle cups, they were $150.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on March 07, 2022, 07:36:27 PM
Thatís what I thought.  Lmao.
How much are the door handle cups nOS.   I canít find any.

Used and aftermarket cups are readily available with prices all over the board.  NOS are rare although I see them from time to time. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on March 08, 2022, 11:02:38 AM
Roy sold me a nos one with the funds to go to support UFB.   It was in my parts for sale,  it didnít sell for $35.   It was in the box.   :))
Rich, are you putting your 8 Track back in ?
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on March 08, 2022, 02:11:43 PM
Roy sold me a nos one with the funds to go to support UFB.   It was in my parts for sale,  it didnít sell for $35.   It was in the box.   :))
Rich, are you putting your 8 Track back in ?

Well, if I can get it back together. I took it apart a few years ago to inspect, clean and put in new belts. I'm not sure I'll remember how to put it back together!
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on March 08, 2022, 02:45:42 PM
The older ones may be diff,  one the top of the case comes off, the belt was rite there. It was very easy to repair.  SPECMO here in the area used to fix them, I bought my belt @nd a nos face fir my radio there. 
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on May 28, 2022, 09:08:26 AM
Added new steering wheel and shifter plate. Next will be new gauges, ordering them this week.

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on May 28, 2022, 09:36:19 AM
Here are the gauges from NVU that are pretty much direct replacements but modern behind the scenes that I'm ordering.

https://newvintageusallc.mybigcommerce.com/70-81-firebird-cfr-red/

Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: rkellerjr on June 24, 2022, 08:43:16 AM
Well, interior is getting close to being really done. I've added a few touches to it pictured below. New cup holder, console lid, and dash mat.  The gauges aren't in yet, hard to pull the car off the road during the summer but I'll post a pic when done.
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: BONES on June 24, 2022, 03:10:59 PM
Looks great Rich
Title: Re: Starting Interior restoration
Post by: Burd on June 24, 2022, 03:36:29 PM
Coming together, look great 👍🏽