Jason Coupe DeVille Resto: Interior Pieces Out for Some Upholstery Work and Painting

Two interior issues being addressed on my 64 CDV:

While I was off work this week I removed the bench seat to have new fabric sewn on the back bottom of seat, and to fix a missing button and add some new padding.  Along with the seat, I also took the arm rests that need to be redyed and some cracking on my left driver side arm rest. I also might see about dying that gear shift lever cap sandalwood.

For the paint shop, I removed all the items that unbolt from the dash including lower dash cover and left ash tray, over the column cover, steering column itself, glove box door, right side ash tray door, and top front door panel metal plates and took all to local paint ship for painting. Looking closely at the dash 95% of the scratching was on the removable panels and not on the small % of core exposed dash once everything is removed.  If paint will match up close enough to dash it will save me from removing the entire dash....but will be ready to take that step if I need to. 

I also ordered and have on hand a new rear package shelf and think I can install that myself.  I will post some more pictures of the rear package tray as it goes in.

Here is a panoramic of my interior with the interior items removed and some earlier pictures before everything was removed.





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Comment by Jason Edge on February 20, 2017 at 8:37am

Chad, I had new fabrics installed in the seats and door and rear qtr panels by Auto Interiors in Raleigh NC around 1997 just after I bought the car. In 2013 I had them resew more new dover fabric in the drivers side on the bench seat and add a bit more padding in the seat.  They sourced the original sandalwood dover fabric thru SMS .... the go to place for original leathers, vinyls and fabrics and other interior materials.
Auto Interiors also installed carpet on the bottom of door panels, rear lower qtr panels, and bottom back of seat. I installed the floor carpet. I remember taking them a sample under the seat to match the medium sandalwood that was in the car. Of course it being a 64 de Ville it has the cut pile, so that matched that. I do not remember what company they sourced that through. My carpet is one of those areas I want to redo. The very front section does not have the correct bead seam and did not reach up far enough to secure with the wide washer finish screws like from the factory.

Comment by Chad Jones on February 19, 2017 at 11:00pm


I realize this is an old post... I have the exact same interior color and material and I thinkI want to keep it as close to stock ( if it is not a fortune)

Can I ask where you got the seat covers and door panels done? Also, what color is your carpet and where did you source is from?


Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 12, 2015 at 1:59pm
Your door insulation plastic ,looks to me like a better more effective solution ,to protect the interior trim ,than the stock oil paper that was originally used
Nice job ,on a better solution and better protection to update the inner door insulation
Not much plactic used on cars in 64 , as the use of plastics in car ,and in general , for a good number of reasons ,as platics themselves improved an became common place in cars only a few years later
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 12, 2015 at 1:12am
It has to be difficult for most individuals who encounters your 64 CDV ,to realize the extensive attention to detail that has gone into making your 64 such a truly outstanding example of of your year Cadillac
Being in our cars make you feel transformed back into 1964 , a simpler time in America that was better in so many ways ,than what we deal with on a day to day basis in America and the world today
There was no sence of fear ,regarding daily living

They were truly " the good old Happy Days " and a much safter less worry some existance
Looks like time for a carry permit and sharpen some skills ,for our own idividual ability to protect our families and ourselves ,from random killings ,that seem could happen almost any place you are these days
The authorities say ,run first - hide if you can and if not go on the attack
How about try to kill the SOB ,before they get you
Comment by Jason Edge on November 30, 2015 at 7:24pm

I remember being able to look it up on the TCB Global website with just the interior trim code. In fact I found out they were the same color in an "Ah Ha" moment looking at the Paint Chip charts closely!

Comment by Robert Gonzalez on November 30, 2015 at 5:42pm

Is there a way to have midnight blue (trim 42) paint mixed up? AFAIK, there is no exterior equivalent. 

PS Anyone interested in original Midnight Blue Vinyl from SMS? I think I have 3 feet extra (enough for one bench seat)

Comment by Jason Edge on November 29, 2015 at 12:19pm

I used TCP Global - http://www.tcpglobal.com/.

Since the interior light sandalwood is the same color as the exterior Bahama Sand (Trim Code 44), any auto body shop should be able to have the color mixed for you.

For a bit more detail, Interiors that have the Sandalwood interior called the color light sandalwood (#95323) as you indicated, and is also listed as the Exterior Bahama Sand (Cadillac Code 44) color.  IT is often used on interiors with Cadillacs with bahama sand, golds, and red exterior paint. See chart below:

Comment by Mark Borer on November 29, 2015 at 11:50am

No I am looking for the light sandalwood dash frame paint
Comment by Jason Edge on November 29, 2015 at 10:35am

Mark, Are you talking about the rear seat package shelf? I bought from Class Tech Parts - www.class-tech-cars.com as listed on our Parts Supplier page, but do not see the package tray anymore. OPGI sells for sedans but not 2 door hard top coupes. I would google and check on eBay. USA Parts may also have them, as well as SMS Fabrics and Interiors.

Comment by Mark Borer on November 29, 2015 at 8:33am

Looks great!

Can I inquire as to where you got the dash frame paint from?
The interior of my 63 convertible is the same color




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