Got the Dash pad put in. The gauge cage still needs a lot of details done to it. The vent fins need to be put in and the wiring to the lights as well as the lines to the gauges for them to function. All of that will happen at the final installation of everything. Right now the purpose of installation on all of these parts is to mock the car up as it would be in finished form and then tear it apart for paint and motor buildup/installation. So at this point everything being installed will come back out.
Saleen used netted (fishnet as some call it) headrests in the SA10 and regular production Saleens in 1993. They were a low and wide headrest. They're rather difficult to find in the States. There are some awesome Saleen enthusiasts stepping forward with some hard to find parts for this project. These headrests are no different. A close friend in Italy stepped forward with the correct headrests for this project. Like the seats, they'll need to be covered in black leather with yellow stitching.
Like many other things, I had to install them. Very easy to do. They look hideous with the tan seats. LOL!
Took the leather dash cover to a local shop and had it put on a dash pad. Turned out as I expected it. Had to load the gauges in it to see what it will look like.
Currently working with Dynomax on this issue. The driver tailpipe is creased behind the first bend around the gas tank. I initially went through the vendor I bought the kit from and was sent another tailpipe with the same problem. Working through it with Dynomax directly this time. Not a huge deal and par for the course when doing a project like this. The key is working through it and Dynomax's warranty department has been a champ so far.
Updated the main page with some details as to what the SA10's "base" car was. Check out the bottom of the page for new info.
Picked up a few NOS parts and just got too excited. I had to install them. Yes, I know, criticize that they should have stayed in the package until the car was painted but I just couldn't resist. It's amazing how some fresh new trim on the drip rail and dew wipe make a huge difference.
The car will obviously need new quarter windows and the rest of the window trim removed and painted but at least it is presentable for the time being if I take it to shows.
A little blog about the build process of a car that almost got away.