Well its time for updates again... I haven't been updating the thread because I have been busy with RL stuff but I got alot of progress in as well. The deeper I go in the more and more I learn and the more I learn the more I surprise myself (I was especially worried about the window motors but it seems to be no longer an issue) as I have never undertook a project like this ever in my life before and the vast majority of my information is coming from LS1tech. There's pieces of trim I never DREAMED I would be able to remove and now its like cakewalk. So here as it stands, my entire interior is stripped asside from the dashboard and a few trunk components.
-- Purchased 1 Terabyte External Harddrive. Tested on both my 2017 Camaro and also my Android Headunit..it works on both quite nicely.
-- Ordered Carpet from Stock Interiors
-- Ordered Grey Seatbelts from TACreations
-- Completed the leather install on all seats, Drivers, Passengers, Rear Buckets and Backrest.
-- ALSO managed to figure out what caused the abnormal seat offset on my drivers seat and corrected that as well.
-- Repainted ALL Tan seat trim pieces (Seatbelt Guides, Seat Control Bezels or Plates) to Landue Black
-- Removed remaining center console pieces
-- REMOVED THE CARPET
-- Received REPLACEMENT Carpet from Stock Interiors
-- Received Seatbelts from TACreations...
-- SURPRISE #2 at the end of the post
I'm now more in than out..although there's still alot of work to do... I'm probably about 65% complete... As I'm pulling pieces out I'm seeing things that I "wish" I could do while my interior is apart to kind of spruce it up as far as quality is concerned. For starters I would LOVE a leather boot for both my Parking Brake and my Gear Selector. It appears for the gear selector its as easy as going in with a Grand Prix boot and a C5 ****... for the Parking Brake, I would really rather have that as well as a better (more modern) lever...Charcoal Grey but metalic... Then... and I need help with this... but I want to add interior neons.. not like all visible and flashing colors but tucked away for just extra ambient light, so you dont see the neon - just the light...problem is I don't know what colors I want..I don't know if I want White or Orange. I'll ask for suggestions alittle further down this post. SURPRISE #2 AT END OF POST
Drivers seat on the right.
Drivers seat panels.
New carpet and seat belts... Note... I thought the new carpet was going to be alittle darker than it was.. I'll probably have to deal with that as I'm not sending it back. I just hope it doesn't look too bad. SURPRISE #2 - The Gauge Cluster
So I've been working on this since fall with LT4Vert but basically, the cluster that is currently under assembly will come with 2 OLED, Orange Faced Inserts with (as most of you know) white LED's which will remain illuminated headlights on or off... The remaining bezels (headlights, climate controls, shifter) will also be matched.
Hope you all enjoyed so far.. I have an ETA of completion around early April so I still have alot of work left. Meanwhile...for the surveys...
What kind of interior lights should I get? Orange or White neons? Should I also install small ones on the door panels and back seat trim panels?
Where should I install my USB Hub and External Hard Drive? Inside the center console? Inside the dash? USB hub in the cubbyhole area?