I am writing this from an airplane that is returning from California. Myself, and Noel Irvin, travelled westward to check out the interior being crafted by Ron Mangus and his crew for Blew Bayou, Noel’s 1967 GTO project. Noel was kind enough to let me tag along on his day-trip out to the left coast.
Among many details that we were able to clarify, Ronnie is making sure that the seats are positioned and fitted “just right” to not only the design theme of the car, but to Noel himself. After all, if it’s not comfortable to sit in and drive, what’s the point?
Don’t blink, before you know it this thing will be a car again.
A happy customer.
Hand-made moldings and emblem, notice the cool insert material.
The maestro “splains” the trunk design.
The front seat, ready for Noel to test-drive
A successful test drive, after some custom foam trimming.
A “hard” headliner, in leather, that looks like a sewn “bow” style- nice.
One of Ron’s magicians creating the seat details.
The new, hand-made, one-piece dash pad
The now leather-covered dash pad.
The package tray, amid the creative process.
Also, don’t forget that this Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th, is the air date for PAINTHOUSE’s appearance on “Trucks TV”, with myself as member of the All Star Auto Body Thrash build team on their Super Dually project. It airs on the SPIKE TV from 10 am – 12 pm Central time. Make sure you tune in or set your DVR so you can properly make fun of me!
Until next time,