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Frustrations from installing an aftermarket interior kit are over with this easy-to-follow, illustrated, step-by-step book that shows how to achieve professional results. We have all heard that premade seat covers and interior pieces are junk, but this is not true. The majority of the problems encountered is due to installer error. All old cars have fitment issues, and knowing how to overcome them will get you the desired results that you are looking for in your Corvette (C1, C2, C3). This first-of-its-kind book walks you through the steps of how to properly install seat upholstery, door panels, carpet, convertible tops, and troubleshoot those pesky fitment issues. Tips are provided on how to order products and deal with an item that is defective. Installation tools, supplies, and why you need them are all fully illustrated with color photos and easy-to-follow steps. Saving money and getting the satisfaction of doing a project yourself is what this book is all about. Learn tricks from professional Fred Mattson, who has more than 46 years of installation experience and knows firsthand on how to make a difficult project look great. It just takes a little guidance and patience to achieve that perfect fit. How to Install Corvette Interior Kits is the book for achieving professional results by keeping your money in your pocket and not at an upholsters shop!
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Frustrations from installing an aftermarket interior kit are over with this easy-to-follow, illustrated, step-by-step book that shows how to achieve professional results. We have all heard that premade seat covers and interior pieces are junk, but this is not true. The majority of the problems encountered is due to installer error. All old cars have fitment issues, and knowing how to overcome them will get you the desired results that you are looking for in your Corvette (C1, C2, C3). This first-of-its-kind book walks you through the steps of how to properly install seat upholstery, door panels, carpet, convertible tops, and troubleshoot those pesky fitment issues. Tips are provided on how to order products and deal with an item that is defective. Installation tools, supplies, and why you need them are all fully illustrated with color photos and easy-to-follow steps. Saving money and getting the satisfaction of doing a project yourself is what this book is all about. Learn tricks from professional Fred Mattson, who has more than 46 years of installation experience and knows firsthand on how to make a difficult project look great. It just takes a little guidance and patience to achieve that perfect fit. How to Install Corvette Interior Kits is the book for achieving professional results by keeping your money in your pocket and not at an upholsters shop!
Pages : 176
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 520 photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613257142
Product Code : SA519

Dedication

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: Restoration Supplies 

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Al Knoch Interiors

Top Flight Automotive (Corvette America)

Corvette Central

Eckler’s

Corvette Pacifica

 

Chapter 2: Tools

Basic Tools

Specialty Tools

Panel Removal Tools

 

Chapter 3: Seats and Interior Components

Seats

What to Order

Seat Disassembly

Seat Back Hardware

Prepping the Foam

Installing the Cover on the Seat Bottom

Adding the Hardware

Anchor Access

Backrest Cover

Perimeter Listings

Trim Installation

Final Assembly

Ready to Drive 

Late C3 Seat Covers

 

Chapter 4: Door Panels 

Removal

Door Trim

Teardown

Panel Assembly

Molding Installation

Finishing Touches

Panel Flush Washers

Armrest Preparation

Cover Installation

Armrest Assembly

Panel Installation

Door Hardware

C3 Door Panels

Panel Conversion

Armrest Repair

 

Chapter 5: Carpet 

Teardown

Clean Up

Carpet Pad

New Carpet

Dimmer Switch Grommet

Installing Seat Belts

Armrest Pad

Trim Panels

Finishing

C3 Carpet

 

Chapter 6: Trim Panels 

Hand Brake Cover

Rear Compartment

Hardware

A-Pillar

Dash Pads

 

Chapter 7: Convertible Tops 

What Makes a One-Piece Top?

Variations

Inspecting the Frame

Top Frame Adjustment

Clean and Paint

Top Latches

Fitting a New Top

Top Pads

Prepare the Top

Attach the Top

Rear Bow Detail

Top Decking

Wire-on Welt

Front Weather Seal

Rear Weatherstrip

The Finished Top

Header Bow Repair

Broken Screws

 

Source Guide 176

How to Install Corvette Interior Kits

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