Very nice work. I can get any pattern printed onto microsuedes, if you need it in the future let me know.
I started out with a stock black leather interior.
tried a few ideas...
^^decided on this pattern^^
then redid my kids seats to be sure I liked it finished. the new one is on the left
picked the style of seats.
and started the process.
front lower covers all sewn up!
a sneak peak of the fronts installed.
headliner hatch trim, the first official piece of the black headliner swap is in!
yes 3 rear heaters in the rear seat
and just started on the headliner yesterday.
I will post more pics as things progress.
I plan to have the car complete for the GCVW 2011 show in August.
Looks great! I always like the matching kids seats.
this is the 2nd set in a car of my own!
The all suede interior looks (amazing!!!)
got the door cards done. pics to come......
The new wheel finished finally!
It is wrapped in Nappa smooth grain leather (OEM for Ferrari, Porsche) Alcantara/suede with red heavy duty nylon hand stitching.
just picked up a small .:R part for the interior project
next piece is done!
but i feel it is worth it.
to make this
4 way adustable power lumbar & massage.
I hope my wife likes this part of her Christmas gift.
Last edited by 5i1verbu11et; 12-13-2011 at 05:11 PM.
I don't mean to thread-jack, but it seems like you guys will know the answers for my questions.
I'm seriously considering fabricating my own shift knob, and wrapping it with leather or suede, but I have no previous knowledge of how to work with interior wrapping, so I need to figure out the details of the wrapping process and materials.
What do I need to look for in terms of thread for it to be strong enough, and not fade? Are there any other things I need to keep in mind for thread?
In order to stretch the leather or suede over the shape of the shifter, do I wet it, stitch it, then let it dry? What is the proper process?
I looked at the 'in process' shot of wrapping the steering wheel, and don't really understand how the join was made smooth. I assumed you would fold the edges over, and then sew them together, but the pictures show it with a fair amount of excess still, despite the stitching beginning. So how exactly do you get a smooth joint?
And some pics of the almost finished interior
Out with the "old" and in with the new!
.:R32 steering wheel is done!