Hello all you fellow Ratsuners,
Just thought I'd share about my interior project that has taken a few long years to finally realize. Some of you might remember me asking for leads on finding vinyl material for the solid & rosette pattern in the original aqua/turquoise blue. I looked & looked & scoured the web, local shops, asked folks at car shows & anybody else I could think of that might be able to help me replicate the original stock interior in my 'Goon. I ordered samples that ended up being too green or too blue, or too silvery. Finally, I found a swatch that was the closest I could come to. Medium Metallic Blue. I'll have to ask my upholstery guy the name of the manufacturer we ordered from 'cos there were so many we got samples from that I forgot who actually had what I needed. I went to a place local to me in San Luis Obispo, CA called Mitch's Stitches for the actual work. I also had him install the headliner that I'd bought a few years ago from eBay. Since the windshield and rear cargo windows would need to come out for the headliner install, I took the opportunity to also install the windshield I'd bought from Mike at the Eagle Rock show last year. A few years before that, I'd also bought the complete rubber seal kit from Mike Kay before he passed so I got to test out the product. All I can say about that is "there's nothing like the originals" I'm not too impressed with the windshield/cargo window seals...especially for the price. Oh, & one last thing...I had Mitch cut the heat embossed "Nissan" imprint from the original headrests & stitch it into the new headrests. I'm really glad I thought to do that. Let me know what ya think.
Here are some before, during & after pictures. I had many more but for some reason I got an error message saying I've posted more than I'm allowed to (WTF?)
Thanks for lookin'