Added some additional bling to the car.
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Found a nice grille badge, steering wheel badge, and I repainted the 5speed badge on the hatch.
Trim out the cargo area
New carpet for the cargo area, refurbished plastics (sanded, re-textured, and painted with SEM color coat) – the plastic was so badly UV damaged that this was the only way to bring them back. I also got some matching vinyl and recovered the wheel arches.
Out on the street for the first time
Took the car up to the top of the driveway and took some beauty shots:
Seats reupholstered with original pattern (but now cloth) seats. They look nice and are comfy
Mocking up the Chrome Bumpers
License Plate light bar restoration:
Most wagons that I have seen have rusty rear license plate bars, here is mine before:
I sent it off to be re chromed by Pauls Chrome on the east cost – I then started masking everything off for the black paint:
Masking removed & final product:
Wagon external trim
The original plastic trim for the wagon was very faded. So, I painted it gloss black with the SEM product, masked everything up, and shot it silver:
Looks like new, Here they are installed:
I opted to go for a dash cap to cover the cracked dashboard on the Toyota. I got the original color of the dash matched for some SEM color coat paint and gave it a go.
Here I am gluing the dash cap onto the dash pad, holding everything together with clamps:
After the glue was all dry, I spray painted it with SEM color coat: