How to Install Corvette Interior Kits: C1, C2 & C3
How to Install Corvette Interior Kits: C1, C2 & C3

How to Install Corvette Interior Kits: C1, C2 & C3

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How to Install Corvette Interior Kits: C1, C2 & C3
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Frustrations from installing an aftermarket interior kit are over with this easy-to-follow, illustrated, step-by-step book that shows how to achieve professional results. We have all heard that premade seat covers and interior pieces are junk, but this is not true. 
The majority of the problems encountered is due to installer error. All old cars have fitment issues, and knowing how to overcome them will get you the desired results that you are looking for in your Corvette (C1, C2, C3). This first-of-its-kind book walks you through the steps of how to properly install seat upholstery, door panels, carpet, convertible tops, and troubleshoot those pesky fitment issues. Tips are provided on how to order products and deal with an item that is defective. Installation tools, supplies, and why you need them are all fully illustrated with color photos and easy-to-follow steps. 
Saving money and getting the satisfaction of doing a project yourself is what this book is all about. Learn tricks from professional Fred Mattson, who has more than 46 years of installation experience and knows firsthand on how to make a difficult project look great. It just takes a little guidance and patience to achieve that perfect fit. How to Install Corvette Interior Kits is the book for achieving professional results by keeping your money in your pocket and not at an upholsters shop!
Chapter 1: Restoration Supplies 
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Al Knoch Interiors
  • Top Flight Automotive (Corvette America)
  • Corvette Central
  • Eckler’s
  • Corvette Pacifica
Chapter 2: Tools
  • Basic Tools
  • Specialty Tools
  • Panel Removal Tools
Chapter 3: Seats and Interior Components
  • Seats
  • What to Order
  • Seat Disassembly
  • Seat Back Hardware
  • Prepping the Foam
  • Installing the Cover on the Seat Bottom
  • Adding the Hardware
  • Anchor Access
  • Backrest Cover
  • Perimeter Listings
  • Trim Installation
  • Final Assembly
  • Ready to Drive 
  • Late C3 Seat Covers
Chapter 4: Door Panels 
  • Removal
  • Door Trim
  • Teardown
  • Panel Assembly
  • Molding Installation
  • Finishing Touches
  • Panel Flush Washers
  • Armrest Preparation
  • Cover Installation
  • Armrest Assembly
  • Panel Installation
  • Door Hardware
  • C3 Door Panels
  • Panel Conversion
  • Armrest Repair
Chapter 5: Carpet 
  • Teardown
  • Clean Up
  • Carpet Pad
  • New Carpet
  • Dimmer Switch Grommet
  • Installing Seat Belts
  • Armrest Pad
  • Trim Panels
  • Finishing
  • C3 Carpet
Chapter 6: Trim Panels 
  • Hand Brake Cover
  • Rear Compartment
  • Hardware
  • A-Pillar
  • Dash Pads
Chapter 7: Convertible Tops 
  • What Makes a One-Piece Top?
  • Variations
  • Inspecting the Frame
  • Top Frame Adjustment
  • Clean and Paint
  • Top Latches
  • Fitting a New Top
  • Top Pads
  • Prepare the Top
  • Attach the Top
  • Rear Bow Detail
  • Top Decking
  • Wire-on Welt
  • Front Weather Seal
  • Rear Weatherstrip
  • The Finished Top
  • Header Bow Repair
  • Broken Screws
Source Guide 
Publisher: CarTech Books
Softcover: 176 Pages w/ 520 Photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches
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