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   Punkin's Restoration - 1978 Spitfire
Exterior Engine Interior Restoration Photos Items replaced 100's of links 

1978 Interior

    The interior is nearly flawless (it should be, it's all nearly brand new!). This is an original un-cracked dash top, not an overlay, and it's still supple. The wood dashboard has ZERO cracks or grazing in the veneer or varnish coating. AS far as I can tell by inspecting it...it's still the original as installed in 1978.

    The Black Houndstooth cloth and vinyl seat covers are new, as is the carpet, and center arm-rest.

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What a sweet interior!

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(yes the brakes have since been adjusted and
the hand brake lever no longer sits up so high)

          Well I went ahead and ripped out the old cardboard transmission tunnel and installed an ABS plastic tunnel. While I had the carpet up I went ahead and bled the clutch, and changed the transmission oil.

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Yep.. guess I'll play it safe 'till I know the car better. That IS..
a fire extinguisher on the passenger side parcel shelf)

      After replacing everything, I ended up doing some carpet trimming, and replaced the door draft seals and installed new Furflex seals along both doors.

****   update  11/99    ****************

      Well I just aquired a very good condition 1979 vintage O/D transmission to drop in here. Maybe that swap will have to wait until it gets a little warmer outside. Besides, Punkin' is presently in hibernation and a few other projects do have priority.


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