Just wanted to drop in and show my progress on converting over to all black interior. The dash and console were painted with a satin finish along with the upper half of my door panels. Headliner was wrapped with black wool felt and the back panel behind the seats were done in a black vinyl. Still need to finish my lower door panels and my seats. I will probably leave the carpet out for now but possibly go do black carpet as well in the future. I'll get some more pictures of the trim put back along with the headliner and door panels. I've done more work since I took these pictures.
Im interested to see how it looks when it's all done. Debating a few interior color options on the chop top. Regarding the paint, with proper preparation it should last a long time. Mine was a daily driver, parked outside for over ten years and still looked great when it went to inside parking (8 years ago). The arm rest on the driver door did need to be resprayed once in that time frame.
I always liked black interior when I could. You can do any kind or color of paint job and still match well. I used to strip down my custom cars every winter or two and completely redo them, at least with a new color or graphics. Car shows hate to see the same cars year after year. The ones with black interiors never needed anything redone.
I saw that as well but after making this shift knob and changing the thread on my shifter I think I'll have to keep this one. I will however clearance drill about half the thread so the shifter sits a little bit lower than it does right now
Yea I will do the black wheel. Probably the black grant steering wheel. Possibly the dark grey GT steering wheel would fit as I think I'm going to lay down grey carpet and the grey GT seats until I get some black ones.
I've put the interior on hold is I'm breaking down a parts car now and need to get it gone asap so most of my time has gone to that lately.
This is awesome. I will be doing this to my tan 88 next summer. Any more progress/photos/updates/tips?
I've got grey seatbelts to match the black pretty well but everything else is still the same.
As far as tips go. I'd just clean everything well and scuff it a little bit for the paint. I used the satin paint so it was sort of dull opposed to having a lot of shine. To much shine didn't look that great to me so I wanted the flat look.