Interior inspection is pretty simple. You’ll generally know if you need to replace or repair something just by looking at it. The real question becomes: What is the best method to resolve each issue? Torn seat covers or a torn headliner must be replaced; ditto for the carpet and the door panels. The interior trim panels, however, and even the dash pad can generally be refurbished. It’s almost always easier to install a new dash pad rather than restore an old one. If the car will be judged on authenticity, however, it may be necessary to repair the original dash pad to get the most credit. Surprisingly, a relatively poor dash pad can often be repaired to look as good as new.
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First, I go over our interior to illustrate some of the choices that may have to be made and then show some of the things we did to restore it.
Written by Frank Bohanan and Republished with Permission of CarTech Inc