Been tinkering with this thing on and off while rebuilding my buddies Caprice Classic, and then in short breaks while fixing the green bronco. Ive been very scattered on what ive been doing, but this portion is now done, so here's an update!
I started working on the interior. Got the B-pillar trim and seatbelts installed. Lower belt cover panel, the steel frame work for the rear cargo panels blasted painted & installed, and even the whole harness for the rear cargo light and rear speakers (new speakers installed as well):
I dont have a pic, but i completely rewired the rear right speaker. From the factory, it would run across the floorboard from the left speaker to the right. But i dont like having those wires exposed, so i ran them thru the dash, under the passenger kick plate to the passenger B-pillar and to the speaker from there. So now theres no exposed wires in the interior whatsoever.
So, back in the spring i found these in the junkyard:
In good shape, just tan. So it took a while, but i got them cleaned, sanded, primed, and painted!
applying sound deadener:
In following with my 'no chrome' theme, i disassembled the cargo light, sanded it, and painted it black. Then color matched the button to the panels. I also bead blasted the ash trays, and color matched them as well.
I now have a full set of black hard top trim for the interior, which i might install just to finish it all off once i touch up all the pieces. So this was kind of a big deal for me, because it means the back half of the interior is now 100% complete!
I have been tinkering under the hood this whole time working on the wiring harness, and trying to come up with a new location for the remote oil filter. There is a lot of stuff im adding (remote winch wiring, elec fan controller, aux lighting, OBA, line lock, ARB control + more) so i still have an absolute ton of wiring to do before its all done, but i dont need all of it done right this second. So im working on the engine under-hood harness currently. If all goes well, i should have all of that sorted by the end of the week. Cross your fingers, cuz if all goes well, im finally gonna fire the engine next week!