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Goodbye '90, Hello '94
I am Finally Done with this phase!. I forced myself to finish it before starting assembling my 2L 20v.
Background: I acquired a late '93 Vr Corrado that was crashed. I decided to take the entire insides (and then some) and do something a little different to bring my 1990 a bit more up to date.
I'll let the pics do the talking, but here was the final list of tasks that kept growing:
- Take entire Tan Leather Interior from donor and custom Dye it
- Custom Dye Visors, Sunroof Console and misc pieces
- Convert D/S door to accept late card
- Swap Complete Late Style Dash, Center Bezel, Switches, Stalks, Clamshells, etc etc
- Added Late Oil Press/Volt
- Swap Late HVAC and Controls
- Fix Heater Door Flaps
- Swap Complete Late style EDL ABS
- Strip and repaint P/S Late Door (Mine had one too many door dings)
- Repaint Side Mirrors and install new Mirror glass
- Rebuild a Hybrid Glass Moonroof and use Late Style Motor, Switch and harness
- Install Late Oil Pressure/Volt Gage
- Swap out most wiring harnesses from the Late '93 and clean up all other wiring.
- Install heated seats switch and harness
- Redo Headliner and Sunroof Shade
- Clean Carpet
- Fix all A pillars and all other misc interior stuff
- Fix all instrument lights, Switch backlights and indicators Note: PITA
- Swapped in Later Cruise system and moved pump out of the Engine bay to the rear inner drivers fender well like the Vr
- New Rain Gutters

- Clear Markers
- Vr ECode Lenses and Bezels Coming for my G60 ECodes
- probably forgetting stuff....
Pic of old interior

Donor
Full Story on Donor here -> http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2418394

The Strip Down and wiring Madness



The Leather Refinish Pics
See Link here for more information on the process -> http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2596179



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Re: Interior Swap and Renew Complete + extras (sdezego)

Newly painted doors and mirrors (Base/Clear) Wet sand not necessary here


Making progress on wiring









HVAC Swaping


Floppy A/C Vent fix


High Tech Design for adding Late Style Door card brackets. Compare to Late P/S Door
Late Style Door w/ Brackets


 

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Re: Interior Swap and Renew Complete + extras (sdezego)

Headliner Redo and Sunroof Shade






Sunroof Madness.. Shrapnel, etc
Ended up using a B3 Passat Glass Panel, 93 Corrado Frame, A3 Wind Deflector and Shade, and pick of the crop variations of internal slider parts.



Interior Completion (Conditioner and Flash makes things look much more shiny than they are)







Modified by sdezego at 1:35 AM 3-19-2007
 

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Shawn, I met you a couple times and at first, for the most part, I thought you were a pretty normal guy. More and more I am beginning to think you have issues
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I envy your followthroughwithitiveness
 

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ho-a-my god.
Should have sent a poet.
Okay, what exactly did you do with the headliner? i love it!


Modified by pueblorrado at 12:00 AM 8-16-2006
 

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veey nice job man!!! i have the same headunit. how long did the redo take.
 

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http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Very clean! What did you use to dye the headliner? I'm considering a black/tan look...
 

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You are one patient guy! I don't know how you did all the wiring but good god man!!! I am speechless.

Where did you learn to do all that? Or did you just decide to give it a shot without ever doing electronics before??
 

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I really like the way the seats turned out http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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That is superb. Great work. Great patience. Great vision.
 

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great work, i took the easy route and died the head liner and visors only, you went way beyond that. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Interior Swap and Renew Complete + extras (leebro61)

Thanks for all of the kind words!
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Shawn, I met you a couple times and at first, for the most part, I thought you were a pretty normal guy. More and more I am beginning to think you have issues
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Quote, originally posted by mwatson »
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Very clean! What did you use to dye the headliner? I'm considering a black/tan look...

I originally dyed/painted it with the same stuff I did the interior with. I wasn't 100% thrilled with it so I went to Joann's fabrics and found this stuff and I am thrilled with it. It is like a flexible vinyl that has sort of a rubbery feel with a low sheen. Awesome stuff! Used the Good yellow 3M spray Adhesive and it all molded beautifully in the tough spots.
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Awesome job mate. But how can you do all that work and still have US seat belts =

They all work
The price that people want for Euro setups is a crime!

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You are one patient guy! I don't know how you did all the wiring but good god man!!! I am speechless.

Where did you learn to do all that? Or did you just decide to give it a shot without ever doing electronics before??

Thanks! yea, you definitely have to have patience for something like this
No, this wasn't really a shot on a whim, I have been at this sort of stuff for a while
This was a first attempt at the Leather work though.
 

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veey nice job man!!! i have the same headunit. how long did the redo take.

My Head unit is the only thing that looks out of place to me. I like function/features as well as the remote, but the fact that you can not turn off the dancing lights irritates the pizz out of me. I am either going to make a custom Surround so it looks more molded, or I will change it out. Alpines always have a very clean look IMO.
From Start to finish (with the donor already stripped), I think it took me a little over 3 months. That is with living "somewhat" of a life and many other projects in between.
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You are one patient guy! I don't know how you did all the wiring but good god man!!! I am speechless.


I forgot to mention that I could not have done the wiring without my friend Robert. Robert Bentley that is
We spent many o' day and many o' night together and became very intimate. I was able to find some mistakes he published though... Having all of the late harnesses definitely made the job cleaner and easier to manage IMO. The differences in routing and circuit changes from early to late were the biggest pain in the whole ordeal.
Shawn
 
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