Little on the inside
During the time I was knocking out the engine bay wiring and swapping the engine over I was also doing some interior work also as I had to pull the interior from the old car out to get to some items that needed to be transferred over, like the engine wiring harnesses. Seeing as I had no place to store any of it I just installed it all as I went along. Installed pieces take up 1/10 of the space they due when just piled up!
The carpet I had was in decent condition for it’s age. OK I’m lying, it was stained all over the place and no matter how many times I washed and steam cleaned it that shit was not coming out! Again it was another part that would work for the time being. 90% of the stains were not even visible once the seats and floor mats were installed.
The interior was pretty much a complete swap over as everything in the non-turbo and turbo models are the same outside of a difference in some button and small things which didn’t apply in this case.
I decided to do a test fit of the dash and center console without the steering assembly as it gets in the way and I was repairing some wiring on it at the time. Once I knew the location of everything, what parts were missing or broken I could get those things ordered. Plus I had a lot of aftermarket stuff that I needed to get wired in properly like the gauges.
The center cluster I customized myself. The unit was completely disassembled and setup for LED backlit glow needles in blue. The gauge faces themselves were replaced with EL gauge faces in the closest thing to white I could find.
The center three gauges were replaced with Prosport Evo digital gauges, also in blue. More about the gauges and interior stuff in a later article