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newbird59 07-11-2012 03:58 AM

New interior!
Hey guys.

Posting up the progress on my interior. I had some guys help me out with the things I couldn't do myself. I've also had a few people ask me where I got my interior done and what it looks like. I had a little trouble getting things to fit nicely due to the vinyl wrapping but it came together with a little drawing and patience. I hope this answers some questions :)

I did the center console, pieces above the rear seats, dash and front kicks myself. Everything still needs a little more work (cutting, gluing and fitting) but ill be posting up photos as i go. I'll post some more photos tomorrow:cool:

Also, I decided to go with a different approach With the interior trim pieces..I went with a "landau black" SEM flex coat to give it some style and also soften up the look on the inside.

Also, I'm sorry to the mods...I couldn't seem to adjust the size of the pics right now. Looking to fix that within 24 hours.

Richard D. Hord 07-11-2012 08:16 AM

Hey David,
THAT LOOKS AWESOME! We gotta see pictures when its all in place.
Richard D. Hord

keith 07-11-2012 09:25 AM

David, Those are great looking! Beautiful job.

lawyercalif 07-11-2012 03:28 PM

Great looking interior. I like your willingness to do your own thing and the results are great.

YellowRose 07-11-2012 05:58 PM

New Interior!
David, that is beautiful work! That is really going to stand out well when you put it all together. Like the others, I am looking forward to see what the interior is going to look like when you are finished.

newbird59 07-11-2012 07:14 PM

Thanks guys! It's a lot of work but i'm having so much fun doing it :D I'll be posting up a lot of photos.

I will be working on getting sound deadener and carpet installed soon after getting some surface rust off the floor.. have any of you had experience with this? I would really like to get some great fitting carpet to put down. would a carpet kit specifically for 58-60 tbirds work better than cutting one myself? what did all of you do?

Thanks for the support! :cool:


YellowRose 07-11-2012 08:40 PM

New interior!
David, what my interior guy did when he re-did my interior, was to remove all my carpeting very carefully. Then he used it as the pattern to cut the new carpeting material. Rather than try to find a bright yellow Tbird color, I picked the color from his big supply of different carpeting colors and went with the yellow you see in her today. If the Tbird parts houses have the color you want I would think it would be faster and better to get one of theirs and install it. That way you will have an exact cut of the material for a Squarebird. But, if you have some different color or piling of carpet in mind, you could do what he did. Remove your OEM carpeting and use it as the pattern to cut the new carpeting. As to what to use to get up the surface rust, I would say POR-15, but I hope our members with a lot more experience than I have in removing surface rust will step in and suggest something.

jopizz 07-11-2012 09:10 PM

If you wind up buying your carpets I highly recommend getting them from Rock Auto. They sell carpets made by Auto Custom Carpet which are about the best I've found but at about half the price than buying them direct from ACC. With the discount they have going now it's even cheaper. They're about $125 plus shipping.

If your surface rust is fairly heavy I also recommend POR-15. Not only will it solve your rust problem but it will also make the floors more stable.


newbird59 07-12-2012 05:27 PM

jopizz and Ray:

I looked up the POR-15. Is it important to get all of the surface rust off first or just paint it right over?? That sounds awesome to do! The price is a little steep, though...how much would I need for the car? I think it was actually treated with something like this before I bought it. It could just be black paint. here are some photos.

jopizz 07-12-2012 07:06 PM

You just need to get any loose rust pieces removed. It goes right over the surface rust and seals it and makes it paintable. You shouldn't need more than a quart. It doesn't store well so get as little as possible or it will dry up. I put mine in a sealed plastic container after I used it and it still dried up after a month or so.


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