With my brake booster now in the old glovebox location, i still wanted it to look as factory as possible, after a lot of cutting and grinding, i achieved just that.
Rear cargo blind sourced from Mike Witheford
With wanting to keep the front seats factory looking, and not wanting to change the back seats as well, i decided to keep things simple.
I acquired a set of blue cloth sports seats a couple of years ago and decided to get them recovered in the factory black and grey fabric, sourced from Le Mans in wellington. The re trim was carried out by Reumers Trim and Upholstery here in New Plymouth
Reumers also recovered my headlining and sunroof panel in Black fabric and fixed up the tired and well used cargo blind.
Removing the old heading and glue was not fun.
Cutting and gluing the new headlining around the sunroof myself.
I wanted to keep the grey interior carpet to match the boot lining, so just gave the old one a bloody good clean.
The seatbelts also needed a good clean, this was the result of an overnight soak in warm water and sugar soap...
I kept my black door cards from my old car, and was going to convert my rear manual windows to electric in the touring, but that hasn't happened yet. so a pair of rear door cards were sourced, unfortunately not in black. A quick DIY solved that. The plastic door body seals were also replaced with some adhesive carpet protector from Mitre10, Perfect!
Starting to take shape!
Finished off with my white gear knob from my old car (Now with 6 speed) and my Golf GTI plaid shift boot from StitchBoots in the USA.
The interior is pretty much complete now, I'm running my old tweeter pods for looks, and my old map light mirror i kept from my previous car also. Just waiting on a radio blanking panel for the dash and also need to install my voltmeter.
The rear battery setup in the boot has just finished being revised, the big old battery has been replaced by a much smaller one that allows the rear opening panels in the side wheel wells to now shut correctly.