Inside, it’s personal. The interior--perhaps more than any other aspect of a vehicle--lends itself to customization, to the expression of a character, a desire, a conviction. The question is, how far to go? How different, how comfortable, how functional, how wild? Whatever the answer might be, this book will help you get there. With images of an incredible assortment of custom interiors-- from the ultimate in luxury to the totally high-tech, from race-inspired minimalism to retro hot rod styling, from suede to tuck 'n' roll, inlaid wood to engine-turned metal--Automotive Custom Interiors gives you the means to make your dream interior a reality. The book covers every aspect of design--seat and upholstery, dashboards and gauges, door panels and armrests, consoles, steering wheels, pedals, shifters, knobs and hardware, floor coverings and headliners, audio and high-tech accessories, and cargo areas and trunks. With hundreds of color photos and thorough descriptions of a wide variety of parts and accessories, this is the ultimate resource for anyone contemplating a custom interior.
Sue Elliott has been an automotive journalist for over 20 years. She’s been the editor of such publications as Overhaulin’: The Magazine, The Barrett-Jackson Experience, High Performance Pontiac, CollectorCarNet.com, EnjoyTheDrive.com, and The Hot Rod Power Club magazine, as well as serving as product information specialist and a spokesperson for SEMA. She has also written Automotive Custom Interiors in the Idea Book series. Sue lives in Napa Valley, California.
Chapter 1 Custom Looks
Chapter 2 Seats and Upholstery
Chapter 3 Dashboards and Gauges
Chapter 4 Door Panels
Chapter 5 Consoles
Chapter 6 Hardware
Chapter 7 Floor Coverings and Headliners
Chapter 8 Trunks and Cargo Areas
Chapter 9 Audio and High-Tech Accessories
Chapter 10 From Ideas to Reality