As I mentioned at the end of my last post
, a few days after Cesar emailed me to show me the vinyl molds for the main dash, he asked about how, and with what material, the interior of the glove box should be lined.
By now I was leaning strongly towards Alcantara. The stock glovebox is simple plastic, but we have seen cars with that fuzzy soft material, right? So in fact for the GT-R I had always wanted this kind of premium look, but I just didn't know if I should stick to a black on black theme. Maybe something crazy like orange or red, might be fun to do in the glove box, for example.
While I mulled about what color Alcantara to order, Cesar sent me the following photos, to show me the necessary dimensions for the cloth.
|This photo did it for me. Let's go with a black lining...|
At the same time, I was trying to find a vent to fit to the rear of the center console. Finding something that would not only fit but clear the narrow space would be a challenge.
And of course, Cesar kept upping the game, telling me he had ordered a bronze die to stamp the "SRS Airbag" into the dashboard!
|What exactly is the technical term for this anyway? Gauge surround trim?|
He also confirmed with me that in addition to the interior of the glove box, I wanted the inside of the center console, as well as this plastic piece - gauge surround trim - to be covered in Alcantara. Finally, he let me know that he was on the hunt to find red colored thread to match the red highlights of the series 3 panels... WOW. In any case, as you have seen from the end result, I ended up ordering some "panel (no padding) type" black Alcantara (color code 9002).
I figured the next step would be wait as the Alcantara reached Cesar and he worked his magic. But no, he had a surprise for me...