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 Mike Wilkes on October 27, 2013 at 5:10pm

Jason the interior already looks good so it will be great when done. My interior is the same color as yours originally but the previous owner changed the seats to white with maroon inserts and black carpet. Not very good quality at all and the original stuff looks really bad now. All the chrome trim pieces and the window frames are very rusty. A big future project someday.

Comment by Jason Edge on October 27, 2013 at 2:26pm

Auto Interiors in Raleigh, NC. is doing the upholstery work and Lee's Collision here in Garner is painting the interior metal panels. I've been dealing with Tommy Gardner at Auto Interiors since they first sewed the new sandalwood dover fabric in the seats and side panels back in 1996 and have been dealing with Phillip Lee at Lees for a  few years now. Both have been in business 30+ years and very familiar with working with classic vehicles.  Phillip painted the side metal trim on the bench seat about 6 months ago to check out the match and thought it was close enough to just try the panels that have to be removed from dash anyway first.

I'm going to get very busy around the weekend of Nov 8-10th as I should get all parts back from both locations on that Friday, and then have a car show the following weekend!

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on October 27, 2013 at 2:17pm

Who did you choose to do  the interior work  for you ?

I am sure real good color matching is the key here , as original colors change a bit over time

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