Almost a Custom Sport

Discussion in 'Interior City' started by 68 Wildcat, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    Getting near the end of the interior swap on my Custom Sport Wildcat clone. Having laid hands on just about every screw holding anything on to do with the interior, I've noticed that GM. used one type of fasteners on one side and completely different ones holding on the same part on the other side.

    Some screws were simply missing completely. I would have to say late 60's wasn't Buick's finest hour!
    Anyway, only one more roof panel to replicate and install, plus the driver's door panel needs work at the bottom of the door card.


  2. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    Looks fantastic! No one would know it started life as a base model-great work.
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  3. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Looking good
  4. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I think it was normal for the bar codes to track parts. No one was checking at the end. Jim on one side of the line liked screw x and paul on the other side liked y... my cat has two different types of vinyl in the interior on the seats. I have seen both used.... looking at other cars....but my back seat seatback is different than the front seats or bottom cushion.
  5. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    Thanks Guys! It's starting to come along. Waiting for the diff shop to have an opening to fix the car as I would like to actually drive it one day!
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  6. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Gary- please share how you did the headliner. My resto guys are running scared of that job!
  7. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    I'll take some pics,but i'm replicating the old warped cardboard panels with sound deadening material covered in the closest fabric I could find to match the original. I test fit the old ones and see how much they shrank and trace them out on the replacement material and cover with cloth. The old custom interior had the standard cloth on cross rods type headliner and until the Custom Sport interior, I had never seen one comprised of separate panels.
  8. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Very good- so the custom donor had good bows to hold up the new boards?
  9. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    Yes. The roof is 5 separate panels, between the panels is a galvanized strip secured by 3 screws. The galvanized strip looks like an inverted piece of rail and the panels butt up to the rail and a black filler strip pops on the rail and holds the whole thing together. More work on a swap as all the holes have to be drilled for the rail mounting screws. Finished the roof today.:D

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