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Interior Nearly Done!!!!!

Finally getting around to posting the updates to my '02 that I completed during our brief but awesome warm season here in Michigan.    The first images are most current.  Then the in-progress.  The last images are the 'before'.  I guess everything is in reverse chronological order.  Really happy with the results so far, though I really really really don't recommend installing a carpet yourself like I did.  There's also a photo of me installing the carpet, just so you can see what a stu

Laura

Laura in Interior restore

Clay Bars are GLORIOUS!

Check it out!  The right side is 'before', left is 'after'   No buffing wheel or anything!  Just clay bar, surface compound, and turtle wax! STEPS: 1.  Wash surface 2.  Rub clay into surface, use water to help it slide across surface.  Massage into paint so it picks up dirt and such.  3.  Towel dry 4.  Use a clean rag and rubbing compound, in circular motions around the surface 5.  Wax surface.  Let wax become opaque, then remove TADA!  

Laura

Laura

Body work

So this started as a California Car.....then I moved to Michigan.  That sweet California patina turned into some good 'ole fashioned Michigan Rust.  I wasn't planning to do any bodywork yet - but I already had the interior out (see other post), so I figured I'd nip it in the but while it was easily accessed. The rust isn't too bad - no holes, and it's upper body rust (Cali style) instead of ground- up.  The rust is along the rear driver's side window.     STEPS   Prep area 

Laura

Laura

Interior Progress

Finally getting around to posting some photos from my interior re-vamp.  Never been a fan of that 1970's tan - so used vinyl dye on the parts and made it all black.  Got some black leather Ricaro front seats (the dye doesn't last long on seats if you sit on them), and a new carpet.  Everything else is just cleaning and dye.    STEPS: Take out the interior (huge pain the ass) -unbolt the front seats from racks, unscrew the racks from the floor -pop out the back cover on t

Laura

Laura

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