Bob's 1FineCaprice


Interior Changes

 

                             Interior changes

 

For me changing to bucket seats and floor shift changed the entire personality of the car. To obtain the bucket seats I used 2 - 40% side seat frames from the 60/40 seats on the average Caprice and reversed the reclining lever for the drivers side.  I was able to reuse the seat cover from my passengers side seat and was lucky to buy new new GM seat covers for the drivers side.

The floor shift conversion was all new parts except for the shifter and trans bracket. Thanks to the guys on the forum who helped me locate a used shifter and bracket.

          

 

To give the shift conversion that finished look I removed the shift handle,  ground off the remaining nub on the column,  then filled and painted the column

  

The 1996 Camero Z28 insturment cluster has sporty look and adds a tachometer. Patience during the instalation was important to get a really nice fit.

                          

                 

GM compass mirror with map lights. This mirror was used as an option on many 91-96 GM models. The digital compass has a backlite LCD and wires easily into the factory wiring

                     

            

Having John Moss sign my car was a real treat

      

 

Monsoon Series Delco radio is an upgrade with higher output and a fuller sound with the looks of the stock Delco radio

 

6.5 Infinity Reference speakers in the doors and 6x9's in the rear helped the sound quality

 

Norm Laundrys' upgraded seat rails stop the common rocking of the seats

 

The trunk project included the Scott Williams kit with side panels and storage compartments. I opted for a mini spare to help add room. GM cargo net and hung the GM 12 CD changer that works directly from the stock GM cassette radio

Caprice SS dashplate adds to the detail of the project

 

My wife bought me this

 

The third brake light needed something special so I added this

    

 

Texas stickers were reproduced with the cooperation of the UAW and I proudly display it on my made in America by Americans car

 

This switch controls the power antenna up and down as I mostly use the CD player and don't want the antenna to automatically go up

 

To make things extra quiet and reflect heat I lined the floors, doors and trunk with 1/8th inch foil back foam. It has an adheasive back and works very well.  It's availible at Home depot in the heating and cooling department.  3 rolls at about $14 a roll made things very quiet.