Interior Re-Assembly has started on this 1971 Datsun 240Z...

With the mechanicals back in place we now turn our focus to the re-installation of the interior on this ‘71 240Z.  A beautiful interior is one of our favorite parts of the Restoration process.  From the comfort of the seat you sit on, to the feel of the steering wheel in your hands, nothing has a greater initial impact on your driving pleasure than the interior!

While working on the body and paint, we were able to spend downtime refinishing some of the interior components (as discussed in our previous blog post).  Now we are ready to install. Our rebuilt Seats with new Seat Foam and super soft Leather Upholstery are fitted into place and bolted down – and look gorgeous!  All of the seat mechanisms are cleaned, greased, and operation is verified.  Between the seats the refinished console has been outfitted with its Emergency Brake Boot and Outer Shift Boot – both were in nice condition so the customer elected not to replace.  

1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration Interior Seats

1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration Shift Boot


The Interior Vinyl Trim inside this 240Z were in solid condition and did not require replacement.  Just a little bit of time and elbow grease to clean them made them look like new again.  The Carpet on the other hand showed enough wear to warrant replacement.  As such it was replaced with a new Sewn Molded Carpet Kit.

The headliner and pillar covers are going into place.  Patience and care when installing these goes a long way.  Working meticulously and progressively to ensure all the gaps and lines are symmetrical on the A-Pillar Trim is especially important for an impressive finish.  Our Headliner with Roof Pillar Trim kit includes a nice padding material to create a soft pliable touch and the adhesive needed to bond and install all of it to the car.  Excellent quality products make working on the car so much easier! 

1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration Headliner

1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration A pillar


The newly rebuilt Interior Door Panels have been mounted, along with the Door Handle Escutcheons & Handle Covers, Window Cranks & Clips -  all are now secured.  Even the simplest of things make all the difference.  Using new hardware, Door Panel Receiver Cups, Window Crank Door Panel Protectors and Lock Trim Rings makes the assembly less frustrating and the attention to detail is noticeable!

1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration Door Pieces Kit

With the beautifully Refinished Dashboard installed, and all of the Gauges and Switches in place, we fitted the Refinished Steering Wheel and Steering Column Cover.  Truly the Icing on the cake! 

1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration Dashboard

Wow, this 240Z is really coming together!