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Interior Upgrade by Mike M.
this is an excerpt from the articles appearing in the EAGLE

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There are several things you can do to upgrade your interior. I got a lot of interior parts from a wrecked Trans Am. Some of the parts I am getting from Ames Performance (their seat covers look great!). The Paddock and other companies have interior parts. I used a spray paint on one of my seats just to test it and it leaves a real vinyl-like finish that is beautiful. It is made by SEM. Most new interior parts come in black.

Formula—andgt; I completely re-did my red interior on my 79 Formula. I replaced the carpet and undercoated the floor with black Rustoleum. Painted all panels, and re-did some broken gauges in the dash. I also did the https://fochal.com/forms/fborder.htm deck and headliner (both bought new). I restored the door panels and got all new window cranks and handle covers (the things that go around the handle inside the car), and I also replaced an exterior door handle (what a pain).

Overall, there is nothing hard about it. I did it myself and I am only 18, but the key is patience (which I don’t have). You will get mad if you can’t get a screw off a panel or can’t get something off or on in the car. The absolute hardest thing I did in the whole process was trying to get the driver’s kicker panel off, because it is blocked by the e-brake. To get the top https://fochal.com/forms/fborder.htm screw off, it took me an hour. But, it is good seeing my car now (when I do take it out on sunny days) and knowing that I did it all!

Just a little tip, if you do replace the carpet, I don’t know about your car, but whenever someone steps on the carpet near the door when trying to get in the https://fochal.com/forms/fborder.htm seat of the car, my carpet (both old and new) always used to slip from under the silver fisher door piece and come un-done. What I did was built up the corners of the https://fochal.com/forms/fborder.htm floor near the door, so that the carpet wouldn’t come undone when you stepped in that area.

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