We are pleased to announce the completion of this project! Unfortunately the pictures do not capture the rich color and texture created by the contrast of the Burnt-Orange leather and genuine nubuck. You have to see this one in person to really appreciate it! As you will notice, we did some extensive fiberglass work crafting this interior.
It would take too long to point out every detail, but here are a few things to note–
CONSOLE: The console is the centerpiece of the interior with 6 interlocking pieces of fiberglass trimmed in nubuck and leather and accented with painted inserts which begin at the dash, flow through the cab, up into the package tray and continues into the trunk area. There are two oval acess panels–one in the console that opens to a glove compartment area that is home to the Secret Audio unit and window switches…and one in the trunk allowing quick access to the battery shut off.
FLOORS: 1)We began by covering them with Dynamat and building custom seat risers to get the front buckets sitting squared and level. 2) Then we smoothed everything out with foam and a little bit of body filler to achieve our desired look 3) Next, we fiberglassed the redesigned floors (this part is permanent and structural) 4) Finally, we taped everything off and made another complete fiberglass floorpan that was removed, bodyworked and wrapped in nubuck (no carpeting in this vehicle…so take your shoes off!!!).
DOORS/QUARTERS: The doors and quarter panels were made to have a bit of a modern look to them with armrests molded into the design and a unique custom door pull. The quarter panels also mold into the rear bucket seats.
ONE-OFF GARNISH MOLDINGS: We highly modified the stock garnish trim to create a unique look for the doors and rear quarters, allowing the paint to flow continuously from the dash to the rear window.
SEATING: The front seats are full power, but have been modified to sit much lower than normal and the seat controls hidden. The rear console, package tray and rear quarter panels mold together to completely encase the set of matching rear bucket seats we built to completely hide the wheel tubs. The seats were accented with custom billet pulls (a prototype) made by Phipps Products to match the Phipps billet doorhandles, courtesy lights and a/c vents.
FRONT CAB: The lower dash extensions/kickpanels fit tightly together to completely enclose the underdash area, but are easy to remove for access to wiring and components.
TRUNK: The trunk area is quite unique: The painted insert divides the right and left panels that have been formed to follow the rounded contour of the trunk and a body-line was recessed in them to resemble the lower front door panels.
HEADLINER/DECKLID–A fiberglass decklid panel was also made to ensure a perfect fit and trimmed in suede with designs to match the headliner. Two tear-drop shaped inserts were fiberglassed for the headliner and decklid and wrapped in leather to complement one another as well as the the seat design and contour of the front painted console insert.
This has been our most involved project to-date and we are thrilled with the finished product!
Owner/Builder: Rodger Weihe–Louisville, KY