Advice on changing 68 Interior - Team Camaro Tech
Interiors Upholstery & soft trim

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Advice on changing 68 Interior

Hey guys, I'm looking to refresh my 68 interior. Currently have an all black interior, classic seats, airplane style seatbelts, black carpets, no center console. I'm looking to add the items below, would appreciate for some advice, thank you.


Center Console:

I used to have a 4speed Muncie, now swapped with a T56 and the shifter is moved further back. I like where it is, and I'm looking for a ready made console, without having to purchase a shifter relocation.

I spoke with TMI and they said their "SPORT" Consoles don't come with a shifter cut-out, and that I can do the cut-out myself.

I'm assuming they meant the "SPORT XR" style, since it is the one on their website without a shifter cut-out. Waiting to hear back from them to confirm this. LINK


Seats & Seat belts:
  • TMI Sport R Upholstery+Foam LINK
  • Will this work with replacing my standard seats?
  • Morris 3 point Seatbelts LINK


Carpet Kits:
Already asked around, and was told to go with a 2pc Kit (essex type)

-ACC 2pc Essex LINK


Headliner:
-TMI Sport Unisuede? Any reviews on that? Link


Shift Lever: 2 options:
  • Billet Grid Straight 10”Link
  • Clayton tilt 10”Link

Door Handles:
-Lokar XIDH-2006 Link

Window Cranks:
-Lokar XIDH-2014 Link

Door Lock Knob:
-Eddie Motor 10-24 thread Link



Ultimately, looking to go with this look. (excuse my bad photoshop skills lol)







Also, Attaching photos of my current interior below, also exterior photo showing my paint (just to help imagine if going red would clash, look stupid etc..)



PLEASE SHARE PHOTOS OF YOUR INTERIOR SETUP, INCLUDING WHICH PARTS YOU WENT WITH, ANY MAJOR MODIFICATIONS. THANK YOU



1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by majj35; Nov 12th, 19 at 05:07 AM. Reason: Edited & added some parts
majj35 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 06:01 AM
Moderator
John
 
Vega$69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vegas NV/Wesley Chapel FL
Posts: 12,686
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

You can recover your seats with TMI covers and foam.

For a complete redo I would stay with one manufacturer (TMI) for seats covers, door panels and headliner.

I use ACC 1 piece carpet. The cut pile instead of loop with mass backing.

For 3 point belts Morris is probably the best.

2017 Corvette ZO6 with ZO7 Option
66 Chevelle Protour LS3/525(SOLD AT Mecum 2018)
69 SS396 Cortez Silver(SOLD)
69 Z28(Sold)
69 Pro Tour - LS3/T56
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(SOLD)
69 Pro Tour - LS7/T56 (SOLD)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

69 Z28/RS Tribute355/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 RS Clone 427/TH400 (SOLD)
67 RSZZ502/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 Camaro 406 SBC/TH400 (SOLD)
Vega$69 is offline  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vega$69 View Post
You can recover your seats with TMI covers and foam.

For a complete redo I would stay with one manufacturer (TMI) for seats covers, door panels and headliner.

I use ACC 1 piece carpet. The cut pile instead of loop with mass backing.

For 3 point belts Morris is probably the best.

I agree, I like to stick with one manufacturer. this is why i was looking at TMI's carpets, but they're 7pc vs ACC 2pc, which I assume is cleaner fit... right?

My seats are in great condition, the upholstrey option was just a less costly option. Is the link i sent for that, the correct seats i have?

Thanks Vega$ as always!

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
majj35 is offline  
 
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 06:15 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Chicago West burbs
Posts: 117
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

I just installed Morris seat belts and they are nice.

1968 camaro
EVL SS is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by EVL SS View Post
I just installed Morris seat belts and they are nice.


Which type? Any photos? Thank you


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
majj35 is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 08:32 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Chicago West burbs
Posts: 117
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by majj35 View Post
Which type? Any photos? Thank you

I just finished the install yesterday. I had one upper bolt rusted in place. If that had not happened, it would have been very easy and probably take about 30min max. I can snap pictures tonight but, I used these on my 68' -

https://www.morrisclassic.com/collec...seat-belts-new

I did buy the ones with the GM push button. They function well and the fact that they are certified puts, me at ease.

1968 camaro
EVL SS is offline  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by EVL SS View Post
I just finished the install yesterday. I had one upper bolt rusted in place. If that had not happened, it would have been very easy and probably take about 30min max. I can snap pictures tonight but, I used these on my 68' -

https://www.morrisclassic.com/collec...seat-belts-new

I did buy the ones with the GM push button. They function well and the fact that they are certified puts, me at ease.


Awesome, thanks a lot!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
EVL SS likes this.

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
majj35 is offline  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 09:48 AM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,429
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Majj, Your upholstery link is for "standard" factory style coverings. I would recommend moving up
to the "Sport" upholstery or higher depending on your desire and budget. I used the "Sport" style
with standard rear seat upholstery. You also need to purchase the Sport foam. Go with the ACC carpet.
Don't believe I've ever heard of a problem with ACC.
Edit: You will get better pricing on TMI products through a vendor. I would recommend MCB.
68 Camaro

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by allanjs; Nov 11th, 19 at 11:28 AM.
allanjs is online now  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by allanjs View Post
Majj, Your upholstery link is for "standard" factory style coverings. I would recommend moving up
to the "Sport" upholstery or higher depending on your desire and budget. I used the "Sport" style
with standard rear seat upholstery. You also need to purchase the Sport foam. Go with the ACC carpet.
Don't believe I've ever heard of a problem with ACC.
Edit: You will get better pricing on TMI products through a vendor. I would recommend MCB.
68 Camaro
Oh, i think i misunderstood the "Upholstery". I thought this was just a cover up for whatever seat you already have. for example mine, standard.

So even if I have the standard seats, Can I go with this upholstery?:

-SPORT R SEAT UPHOLSTERY (LINK)

-SPORT FOAM (LINK)

- Rear Seats, non folding 53" ...correct?

Thank you

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by majj35; Nov 11th, 19 at 10:37 PM.
majj35 is offline  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Additional Parts 68 Interior

Adding some more parts looking to upgrade below:

Shift Lever: 2 options

1)Billet Grid Straight 10”
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/bsp-266145/

2)Clayton tilt 10”
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cym-sh-203-10/

Q: Will this fit my T56?
Q: Will this fit my current Shift boot? not sure which one I have, currently have a Hurst lever.

I’ll also have to replace my shifter knob to a 3/8-16”. Mine is 9/16-18”

Door Handles Black

Lokar XIDH-2006
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/lok-xidh-2006/

Q: Does this fit my classic door panels?

Window Crank

Lokar XIDH-2014
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/lok-xidh-2014/

Q: Does this fit my classic door panels?

Door Lock Knobs Black

Eddie Motor 10-24 thread
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ems-ms274-19ba/

Q: Does this fit my classic oer stud/screw, or do I need to get new screws?

Thank you

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
majj35 is offline  
post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 05:00 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 293
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Sorry I have no input as I have no experience with any of the items you are choosing but I just wanted to say "BEAUTIFUL Car!". I really like the black on black and the stance.
The only thing I don't like about the TMI seat covers is the stitching where they engrave their name on their covers. In the pic of the car with the red seats their name is engraved into the upholstery. Hopefully that's just an ad and not something they do.

1967 Camaro
383 stroker
Automatic

Last edited by Duneit; Nov 12th, 19 at 05:14 AM.
Duneit is offline  
post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duneit View Post
Sorry I have no input as I have no experience with any of the items you are choosing but I just wanted to say "BEAUTIFUL Car!". I really like the black on black and the stance.
Thank you sir! should even be having a better stance after i install the Ride Tech kit

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
majj35 is offline  
post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 09:51 AM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,429
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by majj35 View Post
Oh, i think i misunderstood the "Upholstery". I thought this was just a cover up for whatever seat you already have. for example mine, standard.

So even if I have the standard seats, Can I go with this upholstery?:

-SPORT R SEAT UPHOLSTERY (LINK)

-SPORT FOAM (LINK)

- Rear Seats, non folding 53" ...correct?

Thank you
Yes. You use your seat frames and springs.

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allanjs is online now  
post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
majj
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Jeddah, KSA
Posts: 233
Garage
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by allanjs View Post
Yes. You use your seat frames and springs.


Perfect, thanks for confirming. I think will do the upholstery then, instead of a complete seat $$$


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

1968 Camaro SS
LS2/T56
RideTech StreetGrip


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
majj35 is offline  
post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 19, 10:30 AM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,429
Re: Advice on changing 68 Interior

Quote:
Originally Posted by majj35 View Post
Perfect, thanks for confirming. I think will do the upholstery then, instead of a complete seat $$$


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Majj, Read this thread to familiarize yourself with the process.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/23-in...ard-shown.html

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allanjs is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
68 camaro seats, center console, consoles, tmi consoles, tmi seats

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome