Interior & Trim

  1. Seat relocation brackets installation instructions.

    All the credit for this goes to Peter Bates. The brackets supplied by Year One are a great product but come without instructions. Peter did his install and was kind enough to supply the instructions for us. Peter Bates said: ↑ Sorry team I'm a E body guy but I thought I'd let you know Intel on this subject.Seat relocation brackets bought from Year One.These brackets in the front hole positions gave me nearly three inches more leg room. Great for a 6’4” guy. Wish I would have thought...
  2. Vinyl Head Rest Restoration

    I recently added bucket seats to my 69 Swinger restoration. I bought a pair of used 68 buckets with headrests. My interior is white and the headrests blue. Problem: I need a color change and restoration. So here's what I did.1) Since mine were in pretty good shape all I had to do was a color change. Very carefully remove the chrome band. A blow dryer or heat gun can be useful. DO NOT APPLY MUCH HEAT JUST ENOUGH TO LOOSEN THE OLD GLUE. DON'T PULL ON THEM AS THE VINYL WILL TEAR ESPECIALLY IF...
  3. Cluster. Make your own Custom Gauge cluster

    How to Make your own Custom Gauge cluster
  4. HOW TO -- Glove Box Latch Removal

    This was on my '72 Demon's keyless latch. I don't know if it's the same as the keyed latch. 1.-- Remove the two screws holding the latch in place for better access. 2.-- Push the catch so it is held in the closed position. 3.-- Find the small slot in the bottom of assembly toward the door. 4.-- With a wire ( I was able to use a small pick) depress and hold the small spring loaded tab. You can then insert a small wire into the hole in the front of the latch which will retain...
  5. 1974 Dart Sport New Seat Cover Installation

    Hi all, thought I would share with you the installation of my new seat covers. I purchased them from Legendary.I took the old covers off but kept them for reference later. The foam seemed in good shape considering how old they are but smelled a little musty so I used Lysol and sprayed them and let them air out for a few days. Sat them out in the sun also to air out. All smells were gone and I stuck my nose in them and they smelled fresh before I installed my new covers.The first few pics...
  6. Replacing Package Tray

    New package trays appear to go for $40 to $100, possibly cheaper on eBay. It's not a lot, but you can easily build one yourself for less. This is how I built mine.Step 1 Remove the old package tray, if you have one. If you don't, then it'll take more work to fit your new piece in unless you can find a template to use. Start by taking out the back of the rear seat then the plastic trim above it on either side. If you leave the trim in place, it makes it harder to pull the old tray out and...
  7. 4-Speed Console Shifter ID

    The question of B-body shifters in A-bodies seems to come up quite often. Even I was I the dark on this subject for years until I did a little research on it with the help of a another moparhead.Side by side is an A-body console shifter (with ball) and a B-body shifter handle. The B-body unit will not work in an A- body because it will not clear a stock steering wheel in 2nd gear and in 3rd gear the offset bracket on the bottom will run into the console body.The a-body unit will not work...
  8. How To: Fold down seat conversion

    Ok, so here it is. I've seen it asked a bunch, I've heard of a few folks that have done it, but here it is. How to convert a standard Duster over to a fold down seat. Most of these pictures are mine, some of them are not. I should have taken more pictures of my conversion parts before I started.So, here's what I started with. Your basic standard non-folding seat Duster with cross bracing. To do this, you probably need a parts car. It's the only way to do it and get it to look original,...
  9. Modifying Auto on the Column Steering Collars - NO Welding Required!!

    Im gonna show you how to modify your auto on the column steering collars to convert to an auto on the floor or 4 speed column. I got these pieces from davescuda to do my 4 speed column in my Scamp. I didnt get any before pics of the collars together, but we all know what they look likeHere is a list of basic tools you will need. Grinder with a 60 grit flap disk Cut off wheel for your grinder or an actual cut off tool Assorted files for smoothing areas that are hard to get to Assorted...
  10. Early A-Body Steering Wheel Removal and Installation Step-by-Step with Pictures

    I am creating this thread for people who need help when it comes to removing/installing their early a-body 61-66 standard 2-spoke steering wheel. Hope this can help some people out if they have never done this before.Step #1: Disconnect the battery....Then find the slot behind the plastic horn cover, take a flat screwdriver and slowly twist the end to pry the cover loose. Do this very slowly and carefully, if you pry too hard you can damage the cap or the plastic spacer. There is a rubber...
  11. How to RECOVER Mopar Bucket Seats in YOUR Driveway

    Sounds like fun right? Well, doing some work at home can really save you some money on your project. And we all like that. I recently did this job in my driveway and wanted to share the experience. The real Holdup on doing a job like this is: Tools and Seat Covers. I got the Seat Covers from Legendary Auto Interiors, and the quality is GREAT. STEP ONE - put seat covers in sunlight to warm up Position the car on the driveway but leave some working room in front. Then, I always...
  12. How To For Those Looking for Tips on Carpet Install

    Well.... Before I started installing my carpet , I had looked around and there really isnt any carpet install guides here on fabo for our cars. I also had another member show interest in tips on installing carpet in our cars.SO, I figured I would document my install a bit and share some of the techniques I used and share with you all the process I went through.so here goes.about a year ago I stripped the floors down in my 72 duster with a wire wheel,grinder and sand paper until it was...
  13. Automatic to Manual Steering Column Conversion "HOW TO"

    I am going to do a quick write up for you guys on this conversion I just did to my Duster.Its great for those of you who are installing a 4 speed or converting to an automatic floor shift car and you do not want the gear indicator and shift arm hanging off of your column any more.And where you would potentially be spending big bucks buying a manual column or an aftermarket column....that is not the case with this conversion mod you can basically do it for $25ish and basic tools and a few...
  14. How To Fix Leaking Wiper Pivot Seals

    For the benefit of many of you wondering how to stop a typical leak through worn out and deteriorated wiper pivot seals, I am providing the following sequence of photos. The first photo is to show you how important it is to keep the cowl clear of debris. This pile of leaves and twigs were dug out of the cowl by reaching up through the fresh air opening on the passenger side of the dash. I know most of you wont have the luxury of having your A/C or heater box removed to reach up into the...
  15. Glove Box Lock Removal

    This is a common question that gets asked alot. The link works most of the time, but sometimes it is down. I brought over the info from it to store here. I am not trying to steal this from this guy. It is great info that needs to be passed along. This guy deserves all the credit in the world. [URL="http://groups.msn.com/Duster340/gloveboxlatchremoval.msnw"]Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.[/URL]
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