Interior Update (finally!)

Discussion in 'Detailing, Paint, Interior, Show mods' started by HomerJay, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. HomerJay

    HomerJay Well-Known Member

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    So, as usual, this is a project that started innocently enough. I saw a thread here about a Redline Goods custom center armrest replacement cover. While I was there, I also ordered a new shift boot for my PSPEC shifter.

    The center armrest console and shift boot was quickly the tip of the iceberg. It didn't take long before I had Redline Goods make custom leather pieces for the door armrests, door panels and rear side panels.

    The old center armrest cover that started it all:
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    The original shift boot all bunched up on the PSPEC shifter:
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    Peeling off old leather from the driver's armrest:
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    I took off all the foam, too:
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    I figured while I was at it, why not change out the foam, too?
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    I decided to double up the foam for the armrests:
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    New foam for both door armests and all door and rear panels:
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    For some reason both armrests were broken. When they were installed, you could press on the flat part towards the rear and it sunk in. Solution: big hunk of aluminum:
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    Used plastic epoxy to hold the broken piece in place as well as hold the aluminum still while I drilled for rivets:
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    Better than new! (Decided to double up on foam to better hide the rivet heads; they're barely noticable)
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    While I was at it, I figured why not put Damplifier Pro where I could:
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    Unlike the front panel where the metal tabs just bend back, the rear panel needed to be "broken" off to remove it:
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    Like I said, this is a project that took on a life of its own. So instead of just replacing the leather pieces, I also wrapped a few various interior pieces in black Alcantara:
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    Time for the glue (and respirator...this stuff is nasty!):
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    Front driver's door panel:
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    Front driver's armrest:
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    Rear driver's side panel:
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    Driver's door assembled and ready for installation:
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    Since the rear panel was "broken" off, I needed a way to reattach it to the side panel. I opted for plastic rivets:
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    Rear panel ready for installation:
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    Riveted in place:
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    Rear panel complete and ready for installation:
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    Well, almost ready for installation...while I was at it, threw in Luxury Liner Pro where I could fit it:
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    Throughout the project, I wrapped all wiring harnesses in fleece tape:
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    Damplifier Pro on driver's door:
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    Closeup of fleece tape wrapped on door wiring:
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    Luxury Liner Pro cut to fit driver's side door:
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    Damplifier Pro behind driver's rear panel:
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    Glued up and ready for Luxury Liner Pro:
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    Luxury Liner Pro installed behind driver's rear panel (used longer plastic rivets to make sure it stayed put):
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    Front door panel back where it belongs:
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    Closeup of Alcantara on window control bezel:
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    Rear panel installed:
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    Thanks for looking! Planning to get together the rest of the pictures here soon...
     
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  2. Valet

    Valet IS300 SX > Accord

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    Feels like a newer car I bet? Good stuff dude
     
  3. SSMNVCG3

    SSMNVCG3 6GA Supporting Member

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    Looks great. im sure it wasn't cheap though
     
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    Narftastic Well-Known Member

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    Very nice :thumbsup:
     
  5. AllGOnoSHOW

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    Damn good job!
     
  6. RedRyder

    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    :bowdown:

    That is some serious interior work, and you took the time and materials to make it look its best. Major props.
     
  7. JordanFleenor

    JordanFleenor Well-Known Member

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    I like this a lot. Something not many people on here do.

    Nice work sir! :beer:
     
  8. mo.v6accord

    mo.v6accord Well-Known Member

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    rep +1:beer:
     
  9. Simkid5614

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    Redline is pretty decent price if already have your factory leather. Like 400 ish? for all that he got? I like, I want, I may do.
     
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    Very good write up!
    my only question is how much quieter is it now after at freeway speeds?
     

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