1971 Chevrolet Camaro - Project Orange Krate Custom Interior

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Chuck Vranas Apr 9, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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1971 Chevrolet Camaro Door 2/33

17 To keep the outside elements outside, fresh door weatherstrips manufactured in OEM-style soft latex rubber were set in place using new, kit-supplied mounting clips.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Door Panel Top 3/33

18 Using more of the hardware from Totally Stainless, the door panel top rails were screwed into place.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Armrest 4/33

19 The new reproduction lower door side rail requires an armrest pad be installed from inside the panel using a pair of Phillips head screws.

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20 Here, Newell assembled the unit.

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21 Here you can see where the lower door side rail will secure to the new door panel.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Secure Lower Door Side 7/33

22 Using a number of short Phillips head screws, the lower door side rail and armrest are secured to the door panel. Make sure the door panel is on a secure surface when performing this step.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Door Panel 8/33

23 To prepare the door panel to be mounted, a set of fresh door panel clips were secured to the rear of the door panel.

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24 Newell then set the door panel into place on the door, working from left to right.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Install Window 10/33

25 Next, the new window crank handle and shim gasket were fitted and secured in place with the supplied retainer clip.

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26 The door panel was then finally secured in place with a pair of long Phillips head screws mounting it to a support bracket on the inner door.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Trim Door Panel 12/33

27 To complete the door panel, a razor was used to cut an opening for the inner door handle latch mechanism.

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28 The inner door handle latch mechanism was attached to the latch rod, secured in place, and topped off with a fresh black escutcheon.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Door Jamb 14/33

29 Machine-finished custom doorjamb vents with complementing stainless door striker bolts, both from Eddie Motorsports, add plenty of killer looks to the doorjamb.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Rear Seat 15/33

30 For the ultimate in comfort, fresh rear seat foam for the seating and backrest were mounted to the seat frames then covered with new, standard black vinyl seat covers.

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31 To give the dash a full custom look a new, black molded ABS dashpanel from Rick's Camaro was the perfect addition to make the Racepak IQ3 display dash placement look like a factory option.

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32 Project Orange Krate's business office looks bitchin and is almost complete as it awaits a few final items. Stay tuned as we move into final assembly of the body and a few final tricks from Peter Newell and the crew at Competition Specialties.


Competition Specialties
Racepak Data Systems
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Totally Stainless
Procar by Scat
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Eddie Motorsports
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Hamilton, OH 45015
Ground Up Restorations
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Rick's Camaros
Athens, GA 30601
Detroit Speed
Mooresville, NC 28115


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