How will leather hold up in the sun over time, compared to vinyl? I am thinking of re-covering the dash in leather instead of vinyl because it's easier to stretch and work by hand. I went down to Just Dashes because they are 10 minutes away, and Jeff said a rebuilt vinyl dash will outlast the...
I have finally sorted through all my parts since rescuing my coupe from the body shop. Some parts have disappeared in the 15+ years since I dismantled my coupe. Somehow 3 dashes disappeared, but the wood pieces mostly survived. The miracle is that so much stuff survived multiple...
Does anyone have one for a non-sunroof car? Mine disappeared in the 16 years since I dismantled the coupe.
Any condition is ok because I will be re-covering it.
The attached photos are from a sunroof car, I think. I need a non-sunroof.
Here is is on W&N's website. For some reason I was talking to Carl about it around 2002, and mentioned that it was "metric firehose" from Germany...not sure if he was pulling my leg.
DB Couper is the OG and the inspiration. I wasn't dashing enough to be "Gary Couper", and don't like the Brewers or the Astros, so it couldn't be "Cecil Couper."
Special thanks to @Markos and @dang for helping me change the name so I didn't have to start a new account.
Gas tank renovated
Here are a couple of shots with the rehabbed gas tank in place. Once you start restoring, you can't stand the idea of bolting beat-up 40-year old parts back on to the like-new shell!
@oneills--I did fill in the rear reflectors (and the front amber ones under the turn...
My on-again, off-again restoration is on again...and actually making some progress. See photos. I decided to go with Verona and I'm very happy with how it is looking so far. The car has been primed and the engine bay and trunk have been painted with a preliminary...
The car was originally Sahara, with tobacco interior. The first photo in my first post on this thread shows the original color. Because it's a bare-metal restoration, the car is now in primer and has not a trace of Sahara.
I've collected a complete cream-colored leather interior, though...
Glad to hear Coupe King is still working on the Verona Carlin Coupe. I will have to go up and check it out. Was checking it out on the website earlier today, looks great. A couple of photos attached below.
Also a link:
And we can add...
Thanks Chris. Is Wayne out on the west coast with his Verona coupe? Coupe King seems to have a couple on his website also.
And yes, I'm no longer in that one-car garage in Laguna Beach. Actually down in San Clemente now, with a 2 car garage that is nonetheless stuffed with coupe pieces.