Supposedly, within the next ten days all of the interior components that I had covered in leather are due back into the car. These include the dash (black leather with red stitching), the console, headliner, and bulkhead. I'm looking forward to a New Year's week drive for the first time in the Pantera in over three years. We stood the Corvette seats inside just to check for fitment, and they look fine. We'll see if I can drag my big butt over the side bolsters to get in and out once the seats are installed and fastened down, but they look great. Attached are a couple of pictures I took with my cellphone, yesterday.

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I'm assuming you're referring to the Ferrari badge reflection above and to the left of the license plate space. The Pantera was parked perpendicular to a Ferrari 360 that had a blown engine (only 12000 miles on the odometer), and the emblem was reflected onto my car. I like the Ferrari but it looks positively huge next to the Pantera, so much taller and wider. I'm just aching to take my car for a ride, but a bit nervous with an extra 200 hp and so much more torque, I could get myself into some trouble with a lead foot. Hopefully I'll have some completed pictures by New Years.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
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Supposedly, within the next ten days all of the interior components that I had covered in leather are due back into the car. These include the dash (black leather with red stitching), the console, headliner, and bulkhead. I'm looking forward to a New Year's week drive for the first time in the Pantera in over three years. We stood the Corvette seats inside just to check for fitment, and they look fine. We'll see if I can drag my big butt over the side bolsters to get in and out once the seats are installed and fastened down, but they look great. Attached are a couple of pictures I took with my cellphone, yesterday.


Eeee, by gum lad, those seats look exceedingly Posh. and I thought my MX5 (miata) seats were the business, what a lovely job.
Nice looking seats. I have the same seats in my cat, but without the custom upholstery. Was that completely custom, or an available upholstery kit for those seats?

BTW, if the ownwer wants to sell that Ferrari as is, let me know. I have a little project in mind.

Mike
Mike,
I bought a set of used C4 Corvette seats for about $400 for the pair. I also bought some very inexpensive leather skins on ebay ($75/50sf skin)and took the seats to my regular upholsterer of two decades. I described to him how I wanted the seats diamond stitched, and while the seat pads were off we repainted the shells. My upholsterer charged me $800 labor to upholster the two seats, the door panels and the armrests all in the same style.

d8omaso,
I sourced the flush glass from Precision Proformance in Southern California. I like the flush glass much better, and it's not terribly expensive, as I recall about $900. The only modification is on the interior headliner has to be redone as it is too short after installation.
After some last minute welding of one of the headlight buckets tomorrow morning, I am driving my CAT back home in the afternoon. I didn't think I'd ever see the day. I'm a bit nervous as I haven't driven it in so long, and now with well over 500hp/550ft/lbs. of torque, I just wonder if I can control my right foot. I think an early Sunday morning run through the Santa Monica mountains is in order possibly stopping by Supercar Sunday when I come down Topanga Canyon. Picture of the finished product Sunday afternoon with hopefully some sound clips.

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