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By sh944
#84670
Welp... originally I was planning on sending my wife's '82 to Michigan to have a new interior put in. Unfortunately, he is apparently no longer taking on any more projects so I had to find a new shop.

After looking around for a bit, I have decided on Dave Van Epps and Sonderwerk in Corrnelius NC to do the work. I had a couple of very nice conversations with him, he was very upfront about what, when and how much, and also said he'd be happy to get started pretty much immediately. So hopefully, by the end of the week, the 928 will be picked up and on its way via enclosed carrier.

This is totally an exercise of passion, not logic, so the cost is not a consideration here. Hopefully about the time we get the car back, Sean will be ready for it and then my wife can be the proud owner of one of the most expensive '82 928's on the planet (in terms of money invested, not actual value... :deadhorse: ). lol
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By sh944
#84686
lol True enough, I expect the interior is going to cost roughly as much as the ES-175 did. I expect one *might* appreciate more in value over time than the other tho... :drunk:
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By checkmate1996
#84781
keep us posted...we need more interior option vendors. Good luck!
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By sh944
#85417
The car arrived in NC today, so it begins...(posting this so I’ll have it documented when it arrived).
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By sh944
#98376
Update... they are well on their way with the car. David went out and bought a 928 parts car for the shop so that he'd have a source for small parts plus to reuse (after he recovers) the seats.

So far I am happy, looks like I will have the car back by the end of Sept.
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By milrad
#98466
Just a guess, but Sean will probably be happy to work on a “nice” 82 after the one he has been going toe to toe with!
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By sh944
#98517
We will see…. I think I am up to, what? 1034 on the list? Lol

Looking forward to sending the car to Sean. I sincerely hope that we wind up with a “forever” car for my wife when he is finished with it. I am confident that spending too much on this endeavor was worth it when I see the smile on Lisa’s face.
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By sh944
#177848
Okay, so I am sure everyone is waiting with baited breath for an update…

Lol

Sonderwerks *still* has the car and I am figuring the actual cost will be at least double what Dave and I originally talked about. At this point I am still good with it as he recently sent some progress pics (that I’ll try to post shortly) and I thought it looked very good. I knew it would be a lot of work and expensive going into it and I repeatedly told Dave to do his best work, not his fastest and it looks like he is taking me at my word. Considering he started with a car that had a completely trashed interior, I’d say he’s done good by me so far.

Hopefully I’ll be as happy when I get the car back in my possession.
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By worf
#177862
Lookin good.

The console looks really nice. I hope the gap to the dashboard goes away when everything’s done.

The dash along the defrost vents looks like a work in progress.
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By sh944
#178079
Dave said the same thing when he messaged me. Said he was getting closer but wasn't happy with the gaps and finish and is planning on continuing to improve them.
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By Mrmerlin
#179037
That gap will usually tighten up once the 2 8mm bolts are tightened sometimes adding spacer helps to keep things even
BUT that interior looks terrific
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By h2pmr
#179165
that's a lot of holes to be punched into the leather for the front door speakers, but should look beautiful when its all finished
The other car is the pits.

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