: Can i put a deluxe interior in my 68 if it came with a standard interior?
Apr 20th, 00, 04:29 AM
Ill be doing the interior in a little while and wanted to know if i could order the Deluxe interior package instead of the standard. Will it be a direct bolt in so to say? Just wondering if there would be any snags converting.....
Apr 20th, 00, 08:03 AM
not sure, I have a 67 R/S with deluxe interior (although at the moment it does not look so deluxe) but it is different, be prepared to spend some serious $$$, there are a ton of stupid things like sail panel lighting, (there is no main dome light) and deluxe usually had a center console with the rear ashtray light too. the back panels had ashtrays in them too (do they all?) and the rear area where the package tray is has different trim, there is also different trim like window roll down things, door handles are different, (the arm rests are incorporated into deluxe interior sets) and deluxe interior door panels have carpet onthe bottom of them, seatbelts are different. and the headliner is different too, (hence no cut out for the dome light. ) but I think most headliners require you to "cut it yo dang self" anyway.. If theres somthing I am missing or messed up on , I am sure another team member will jump in ...
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Apr 20th, 00, 08:18 AM
Chris has touched on some very good points! I know in a '69 the window regulators are different. You would never get the window cranks on with dlx door panels and std regulators...
It can be done but there is a lot of research to do first!
Apr 20th, 00, 09:32 AM
I looked into doing the very same thing, and read once where the bottom seat cushions also are different in the deluxe due to the door panels extending further into the interior than the standard panels. I believe it was Classics book or NPD's that has this information.
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Apr 20th, 00, 12:57 PM
Be prepared to spend about a thousand bucks just on material from "Ricks First Gen", They have full kits. I would imagine there is solid hardware you would need to buy as well. I know Im eyeing the project myself.
Apr 20th, 00, 01:23 PM
so is it possible or should i just go back with the standard?
HELP! i ordered the Weatherstripping for the deluxe interior and if i cant do the deluxe i need to change the order...thanks again
Apr 20th, 00, 02:48 PM
One more thing I can think of is the bracket on door panel. Mine is 67, but there is a different bracket to bolt deluxe panel by inside door handle. Not sure if thats even available. The seat foam IS different for deluxe seats. The pad is a little bit different in shape, thicker. So deluxe skins on standard seat foam would never tighten up so to speak. My SS 396 car had standard, it needs to be redone completely, I'm leaving it that way. Is weather stripping different between standard & deluxe on 68's??
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Apr 20th, 00, 04:17 PM
You might be better off just to change the covers on your seats to something like the houndstooth rather than just plain vinyl. It adds to the interior just enough to change the looks.
Apr 20th, 00, 05:59 PM
I faced this question a couple of months ago and it can be done but it will cost lots of $ I decided to go back with the std but, I did go with the deluxe w/strip with the chrome mldgs I don't have it on yet but it should work ok.
Apr 21st, 00, 09:23 AM
The back seat is also smaller because the deluxe has rear arm rests. A convertible has the same back seat in the standard and deluxe but if you have a coupe, you will have to change the seat and add arm rests.
Apr 21st, 00, 04:27 PM
Wow john, I didn't know the back seat widths were different between standard & deluxe. But It does make sense because panels are wider on deluxe. And to think I have both types, and it took a fellow from grand rapids to make me see it. I learn something new everyday about these cars. http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
Apr 21st, 00, 11:02 PM
My 67 has factory deluxe, but the guy before me installed standard door panels. So, I'm sure you can go the other way too. If you want it to look factory, its probably not worth the cost. There is also the stainless seat belt buckels, and the headliner trim above the windows is chrome.
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Apr 23rd, 00, 04:04 AM
Someone made a comment on window regulators. That is absolutely correct. I learned the hard way...hehehe. I had no interior for my 68 convertible so figured I would go with all deluxe. Looks real good, but I haven't swapped regulators and it is a real nightmare trying to get windows up and down. Not really a problem though. Top stays down year round. If it aint nice outside,,,,the car stays in the garage.
Apr 23rd, 00, 04:42 AM
Window regulaters also different? Is that true with 67's too. In that clunker 68 I just bought, it had no interior so to speak but there were deluxe door panels laying on the floor with the window regulaters. What is different?, and wouldn't the doors themselves have to be different if the hole is located in different place? We may have to post new topic on this to get some feedback, this is driving me crazy now. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
Apr 23rd, 00, 05:02 AM
Of course you can change it. Just go and ask your mom, I mean your wallet first(just a little humor). All new seat buns, front and rear. Deluxe door panels, front and rear and deluxe front and rear window regulators. The shafts are longer than a standard due to the different panels. But there nice when its all done.
Apr 23rd, 00, 05:15 AM
AAAhhhh!! the shaft length, should have figured that out. I'll leave the rest of that alone http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
Apr 23rd, 00, 05:25 AM
I brought up the regulator issue... I too learned the hard way. When I got my car the interior was not together. The previous owner had to replace the drivers door and re-skinned the passanger door. The door he used was std and the dlx door panel fit perfect! I just couldn't put the window crank on as the regulator post was too short. Changing the regulator wasn't too bad but getting the window adjusted is a pain!
I have a '69 but from what I have read here it sounds like '67 & '68 is about the same...
Apr 26th, 00, 08:56 AM
The regulator shaft length is easily solved. Go to a van customizer, they usually add custom door panels so they have to lengthen the window regulator shafts and the door handle shaft. Supposedly, they have several different lengths of adaptors to do this. It's all hidden so no one will never know.
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