And even though this was a quick and easy decision for me, at no time did Cesar push me to make this decision, instead he kept sending me comparison photos like this one to make sure I really was comfortable with my decision.
But by now, I wasn't willing to give Hydes a second chance, and frankly at this point, if Cesar said it was good stuff, then I believed and trusted him. So, minimal down time, not all is lost as we decided to go ahead with the W&B leather.
It was actually during this time (while I was arguing with Hydes for a refund, unsuccessfully) that Cesar went ahead and fixed the glove box door and the airbag cover, as shown in his other videos I posted previously. However, I had also decided to send in the pieces from the interior that were missing. So I got busy and started removing parts from my interior.
|My finger is pointing to a hole I drilled out. This was so I could run the electric cables for my ETC card reader as well as the Blitz Boost Controller that both usually reside in the glovebox.|
|Also, Cesar mentioned he needed the lock cylinder|
|The other pieces are the plastic under the dashboard above the driver's left leg, as well as the ignition key surround.|
|The arrow points to a wear point on the left rear passenger side panel|
- I'm hoping that the leather will make it look much better!
|I can't even remember what caused this. Maybe when I removed the seat once and it rubbed up against this?|
|The hidden side isn't much better, with broken tabs and the staples holding the vinyl on loosening. So, the re-upholster with the leather came just in time?|
|Packed up, ready to go...|
And about a week later...
So now, all interior parts (except front door inserts) had been sent to Cesar. I was hoping I would not have to send the front door inserts, so at this time I was still search Yahoo Auctions for a Series 3 interior.
Meanwhile, as I describe in my next post, Cesar and I began discussing details...like carbon fiber and alcantara...