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Complete '66 Chevelle Interior

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Neighbor of mine has a '66 Chevelle SS396, was her husband's who passed away. Been in a garage for 18 years. Original color was Turquoise, but the owner previous to him painted it black. Interior is still the original matching color (also turquoise?). Interior is very clean, but carpet is faded, seats are worn, headliner is sagging, dash is dull. I've been offered the car for what I think is a very fair price. It is in very decent shape outside, no rust showing, and I'd like to start fixing it up. My one issue is I HATE the interior color. I've always been a resto-mod kind of guy, not really a purist when it comes to keeping things original, so I'd like to make this an all-black car. Does anyone have a ballpark cost figure to replace the entire interior in black?
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Re: Complete '66 Chevelle Interior

if its a numbers matching car your going to make value mistake. ACC makes the carpet most resto houses sell along with rockauto. PUI and Legendary makes the seat covers, headliner, and door panels and other soft items. time and labor to install is up to your skill set or who you pay to do it

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Always make a decision based on new looking parts. Old, worn, faded interiors and exterior colors tend to give us clouded opinions on what looks good. To me, the vintage colors, especially the interior colors, make the car.


Here's mine, and I'm a big fan of turquoise.
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Re: Complete '66 Chevelle Interior

Take a look at the web sites or catalogs for prices of the following places; Original Parts Group, National Parts Depot, Ground Up SS396. This will give you an idea on pricing and then decide how much of this you can do for yourself.

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I’m with you I would lose the turquoise blue, nasty your car modernize as you see fit

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I agree with the above...

IF you plan on keeping the car, then do what makes you happy, BUT you are probably reducing the value by changing the interior... Although realistically, who really knows...

As for cost, a LOT depends on YOUR skill level, and if YOU are doing the work yourself...

Headliner, $80+, and takes about a day for a first-timer... Includes visor material.

Seat covers, $300+ (PUI through Summit)

Door panels, $300+ (again, PUI through Summit, for the 4 panels, deluxe with trim preinstalled).

Carpet, 150+

Paint, $75+ (paint, primer and materials (sand paper, tape, etc)…

Dash pad, $150+ Some are better than others...

Arm rest pads, $80+

Don't forget new seat foam and spring repairs.

If its a keeper, may want insulation on the floors.


That's all you really need for a color change, but when you have it out/apart, I'd install all new dash trim ($200+), new armrest bases, mirror and visor brackets, maybe the side trim for the headliner, new sill plates,

When you have the dash out/apart for painting, perhaps install the Shiftworks dash gauge conversion set... Also time to consider replacing light switches, etc...

Easy to snowball... And there are numerous suppliers and numerous retailers with prices all over the map...

IF you are hiring it all out, then I'd guess adding $2500-$3500 for labor and miscellaneous (also depends on your location)...

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66DmnHnter, Where are you located?
If you are near my shop in Nor Cal I can help you put your interior together.

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Re: Complete '66 Chevelle Interior

For a 66, I would guess off the top of my head that you could buy all new black interior parts for about $1500, and the rest would be based on who puts them in.

My 66 came with no front door panels and a 67 back seat, so I have been buying interior parts for 12 years. Now have a black 66 front bench, door panel, carpet. Still need the headliner and rear seat area stuff.

Best part is you can buy every single bit of it!

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I agree with Ron. When I bought my 66, it came with everything, but it was all worn out. The buckets had been reupholstered poorly, and everything else needed replaced. I got a complete interior kit from the Truck and Car shop in Orange, CA and I think Ron is right, it was about 1500.00. That was many years ago, but it has held up well. They may charge more now, but it was a good investment.

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Hello, new member here.
Neighbor of mine has a '66 Chevelle SS396, was her husband's who passed away. Been in a garage for 18 years. Original color was Turquoise, but the owner previous to him painted it black. Interior is still the original matching color (also turquoise?). Interior is very clean, but carpet is faded, seats are worn, headliner is sagging, dash is dull. I've been offered the car for what I think is a very fair price. It is in very decent shape outside, no rust showing, and I'd like to start fixing it up. My one issue is I HATE the interior color. I've always been a resto-mod kind of guy, not really a purist when it comes to keeping things original, so I'd like to make this an all-black car. Does anyone have a ballpark cost figure to replace the entire interior in black?
Thanks.
Don't worry about keeping it original.

These cars are scarce and highly sought after. If you make it nice, it will bring around $40,000 easy.

Black on black looks awesome but Marina Blue with a bright blue or white interior is also stunning on a 66.

My 67 vert is originally Marina Blue (there will be a "FF" on the firewall tag) and it had black interior. I'm going with a white interior and top.

And no one will know if you increase the size of the engine. A 454 looks just like a 396.

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