Learned a lot already , not done yet.
Once the interior is together, still need to replace the broken water pump bolt, then replace some of the exterior stainless pieces where someone thought that small screws OR rivets were a good way to fasten exterior trim to the body panels.
The condition of that bench seat is unreal
I did not respond to the picture which had me speachless for a while ( does not happen often )
That seat -is the interior color of my convert
I find it very interesting that basicly the leather part of the seats has held up the very best of all and almost all still there
Glad the frame was in good enough condition to be reused
There are projects and Then there are projects
Do enjoy the process or your doing something wrong regarding any hobby which all can get frustrating and difficult at times ( a Brain Jammer --as a friend had writen on the front fender of his record braking corvette - says it all )
The donor front seat(in blue) came from a car in the midwest that I was lucky enough to find thru a "for parts" type sale. Owner had the correct front bench seat, with perfect springs, and the destroyed fabric as you see. Even had the switch to, with a two way mechanism that I have replaced with the original six way our car was made with. He had both front door panels, with the chrome/stainless trim, that I used as patterns to make both front new door panels.
The Palamino Leather is all new for both the front and rear seats --and installed same color for the entire interior and it does look great with the creamy yellow exterior with some black accent.
Will post some fuller photos after getting the rear seats back in and the u jamb lock pillar fillers and front edge rear quarter window gaskets installed. They are on order now.
Been a nice leaning experience for me to.