Updated!!!.Apr.19.pg4...Restoration Chapt. 1... 56k NO!

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  1. excidere

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    Restoration Chapt. 1 (interior is complete)... 56k NO!

    So I begin with a car, that most would call a parts car at best. I bought it out of a front yard, for 100 bucks in this condition.

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    It had sat in a front yard, for 6 years, with two windows open about 1 inch, and FULL of trash... Those are the cleaned out pics after I got it home!... Anyways I got it to run, and got it home, and began collecting parts. Now it is a year or so later and I suddenly became VERY motivated... For some reason I want this car together by the end of this may... Wish me luck...

    I start by gutting the whole car!
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    This is why I do not drive on gravel roads ;) or maybe its just 6 years of filth piled up... Remarkably I have NO RUST, in the quarters, floor pans, or anything. Awesome, at least I am starting with a good straight body!
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    Now onto the clean up and the redying/restoration of the plastic.
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    EWWW, super sunfaded
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    MUCH better!

    and so we are off to a good start. I cleaned out ALL of the floor boards (looks all new and clean under my carpet lol not like anyone will ever see them again), cleaned/repaired/redyed all of the plastic (except the dash)... and got the cable shifter out, (in preparation for the rod shifter) and all the old console crap out, (ready for my 2nd gen console). Then I fixed my left rear door (that was not opening). Along with redoing the headliner and package tray. Not bad for a Sundays worth of work! After I was finished I was too tried to take anymore pics but I will update when I go work on it again next weekend.

    Next weekend the goal is get my brand new rubber backed carpet in, along with the rod shifter and new console. and HOPEFULLY all of my nice new seats, that I sewed like 10 months ago and just have been sitting in my shop :nut:

    It will probably not get completly done for a long time in all honesty, I want to take my time and do it right... but May is a nice thought ;) Stay Tuned :) I will keep you guys updated
     
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  2. hawkeye18

    hawkeye18 Sorta cares

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    The work of a truly devoted man. A+! :thumb: keep us updated!
     
  3. somedude_001

    somedude_001 SHO Member

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    well i will be the first to congradulate you for doing things the right way. it will be a lot of work but having a nice clean sho to look at and to drive is definately a pleasure

    edit:son of a bitch you beat me by a min and i was passing by the thread all day!
     
  4. LJRuddy

    LJRuddy Pop lock n drop

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    Next spring you can come down and do mine....
















    The car damnit! the car! :p
     
  5. JoesSHO

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    congrats on doing it right! Keep us posted!
     
  6. greenbeanmtx

    greenbeanmtx King Skidmark

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    Looks great. That back seat looks mint!
     
  7. ty91sho

    ty91sho EVRYDAYHUSTLIN'

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    is that the stock spoiler on the trunk? lookin go though keep it up man. i have to do body work to my plus.
     
  8. excidere

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    No the 1990's did not have a stock spoiler, I am really not sure where it came from. It kinda looks like a FieroGT spoiler that is missing its two end caps... Not really sure if I am going to keep it either... We shall see!

    Little extra, I sanded a bit on one of the quarters and the car has been repainted. However I have yet to find any significant body damage other than a 2x6in dent under the rocker moulding on the drivers side. I have uncovered about 5 hail dings/door dings in addition to the 5-6 that were already visible. They were improperly repaired though (just bondoed over) so I will have to sand and pull them... But all that is not happening till after the interior... and motor, and suspension ;)

    As for that back seat in the pic, it is one of the ones that I recovered. When I bought the car it was missing the back seat, (among other things) I have since been collecting all the pieces for the interior to put it back together correctly...

    Anyways glad you like it and I'll keep ya posted! I know the interior will be done soon, still saving for the rest of it though ;)
     
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  9. sho'd

    sho'd Git R' Done

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    good work, looks like it is going to be one sweet looking sho, i always have had a soft spot for black cars.
     
  10. ShoGuy93

    ShoGuy93 Yes I Have Blue Rims

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    Great job so far
     
  11. smokin joe

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    Looking good, on top of doing my rod bearings this past saturday i also ripped out my interior in favor of a black one!!
     
  12. Jarrod

    Jarrod OK SHO - now in TX!

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    The car looks fantastic so far! I can't wait to make a trip down to the city to see that interior in person!
     
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    paul once your done with all the seats I wanna see them!!! I have to know what mine will look like!!! I need you to call or PM me too regarding my seats :)
     
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    Holy crap! This build up sounds SOOO similiar to my scenario about 8 months ago... LR door wouldn't open.. converted all the mocha (minus dash) to black... And it's a '89 from CA i picked up... with TONS of debris beneath the insulation... Glad to see another Gen 1 brought back to its glory! :thumb:

    Out of curiousity, what dye did you use?
     
  15. excidere

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    I used a dye, that an interior repair guy I work with mixes, its a trade secret lol he wont even tell me. On the parts that were not as bad I used SEM color coat, in addition to the adhesion promoting primer and the clear topcoat. Gives a nice OE finish and lasts and lasts if you do it correctly.

    This weekend I did not get any work done :( I had 3 van interiors to do over the weekend, got them all finished and now I am tired, so I am going to spend some time with the family today and maybe Monday or Tuesday I will start cutting up the floor boards!...

    Quick questions: I am thinking of dying the skinny section in the middle of the double pleat of my new seats a deep burgundy color to match my pinstripe/calipers on the outside, along with the SHO embroidered floor mats on the inside. What do you think? rice?

    edit: For those who haven't seen, here are my seats! http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g87/excidere/
     
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    I am also in the process of restoring my interior. I am changing from mocha to black but I have a couple questions for you. I used SEM color coat on all the plastic and eventually the dash.

    My question is what would you use on the seats (keep in mind i'm completely changing color). I was going to use SEM classic coat on the seats? Maybe you think dye would be a better choice. Also it looks like you had the seats restitched with different leather. I like the look; how did you go about that?

    My next question is what are you doing for the headliner? I have heard of people just taking off the top layer and buying new fabric and resurfacing it.

    Last question; Where did you buy your carpet? I have shopped around a few places online but I want to make sure I get a good quality molded piece.

    If you can answers these I appreciate it
     
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    I sewed all new seat covers for my car, if you would like to dye your covers, I would not recommend SEM, it is a flexible coating, but not a leather/vinyl dye by nature. I would look up an interior repair person in your area and have them come and dye the seats. The guy I know would do the seats for about 200. Or you could have a trim shop and have them sew new seat-covers for ya, or I have a pattern for the seats and can sew you an interior kit. However, both of the later options will be closer to 1000.

    Now for my headliner, I have completely removed the board and stripped the old fabric off, down to the original board. Then used a contact adhesive (I use industrial weld-wood that the shop buys in bulk) sprayed via syphon feed gun, to attach my new material. I have not actually gone through and finished the headliner yet so I will take some pics for ya if it will help. I am also planning on disassembling the sunroof and re greasing, replacing the motor etc...

    For carpet try http://www.impalasscarpet.com/bbc/ it is NOT cheap but I think it is the best. Jelloslug has also used it with good results. ACS is another supplier that is about half the price.. but it does not have the rubber backing, and their molding lacks a little...

    edit: for some reason that link is not working any longer, you might contact jelloslug and see if he has the contact info on the carpet guy
     
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  18. 93rev2sev

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    Hey thats a nice find! Nice clean gen1...I would love to do that, but the cynical side of me says...

    One mans headache is another man's uh...well you know.
     
  19. SHODOGG

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    Man that's awesome. I'm so glad to see someone taking the time to restore a SHO instead of parting it and junking it. Keep up the good work!!
     
  20. blue2ndgen

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    Well I wasn't going to use the same stuff on the leather as I did on th plastic. Im not sure if you are familiar with SEM Classic Coat, but the guy at the supply store said he sprayed his leather couch and it turned out great. It is more strictly for leather. I'm sure a dye would work better,I just heard good things about that product.
    Also you mentioned that after the color coat you sprayed a clear coat on the plastic. Was that to make it stronger or for looks? I used the SEM soap, then the plastic prep, then the color coat and left it at that. I didn't spray a clear coat because I didn't want a glossy look, but I'm not sure if thats what it does.
    Also, pictures of the headliner would be great thanks
     
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