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Other Parts for the build.

Some of the other parts I've collected for my "restoversion" of my 1968 1600-2. 


Picked up these custom 15" MIM wheels from the buy/sell section of the forum as the owner was upgrading to BBS basketweaves.  I think the gunmetal centers and polished lips will work well with the Etna blue and provide a slightly more modern look as this is certainly not going to be a "period" correct restoration.  I got a chance to check them out on chargin's car in the BMW corral at the historics at Laguna Seca before they got swapped and sent to me.   It was great speaking with Garry, who answered a ton of questions and provided some great advice having done a pretty amazing restoration himself...  




My car came with VW Mk2 Recaros installed that I was pretty pleased with on comfort, so I had them reupholstered with a saddle-brown like leather (actually GM Khalahari) and a technical looking tweed center.  I was a little nervous about how all the colors would look together, so the image on the right shows the major materials/finishes together.  That's the all black 390mm Nardi steering wheel I'll be fitting to the car as well. 


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Here's pretty much as far as I've gotten thus far, just mounting the driver's seat and thinking about the massive amount of work left to do!  That's also a fully refurbished 3-piece dash that I just got back from JustDashes after about 3-4 months.  



My wife really likes it though!  And we all  know how important that is to completing a project... ;)




What do you think of the color choices thus far?  Yay or nay?  


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All your choices are great. I looked at that steering wheel and those wheels, love them.

The seats look beautiful. Well done. 

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