Covers a wide range of vehicles. Techniques can be applied to virtually all makes and models, pre-war and post-war.
The home restoration of car seats, carpets, trim and headlinings has largely been regarded as a no-go area by most DIY vehicle enthusiasts. The main reason has probably been a lack of knowledge and therefore confidence, rather than the absence of any desire to carry out such work.
The practical and illustrated step-by-step advice in this book — though aimed primarily at owners of classic cars — provides the "tricks of the trade" and the know-how to enable the interior of a car of any age to be renovated successfully.
- Cleaning and restoration techniques for renovating soiled but sound interiors
- How to strip a car interior for complete renovation
- Clear guidelines for dismantling, repairing and re-upholstering seats
- The "secrets" of producing new headlinings
- The making and fitting of new carpets, and the fabrication of replacement trim panels
- How to make new soft-tops and install a sun roof
- Useful contact names and addresses
The author is a long-established motoring writer with many books to his credit and is a regular contributor to the practical and classic motoring press. Here, he removes the mystique and puts car interior renovation well within the scope of the DIY vehicle restorer.
Subject: Classic and vintage car interior, upholstery, carpet, headliner, instrument panel restoration. How to restore the inside of your car or truck. ISBN-10: 185010932X | ISBN-13: 9781850109327
Above: Dana Liman's fully restored 1979 Prinzing Baron. The car is one of only three left and an original, not a kit. New York, NY.