This is not the first car I’ve ever built or modified, but it’s the first I’ve restored and done this much work to. It’s also the first build thread I’ve ever done…I guess they call this “giving back”. I enjoy reading build threads so I figured someone might enjoy this. I'm doing this in retrospect, so it may take me a few days to get all of the posts completed to where I'm at today. I’ve done a bunch mechanical wise, but this build thread will at least start off tailored to what work I’ve done on the interior. Perhaps it will change into a complete build thread later on. This is a weekend cruiser/toy car for me, and it’s certainly not a “no expense spared” kind of build. I’ve got a wife and one kid (with 1 more on the way), and even though we both are working professionals I don’t have a ridiculous amount of money to throw into this thing. I bought the car in September 2011 and started off with this As I said I spent a good amount of time working on mechanical issues (transmission, suspension, motor stuff) mainly just to get the car in working order and safe to drive. I started on the interior at the beginning of June 2012. I pulled the seats out and sent off the driver’s seat to have the tears fixed in the vinyl and the side bolster. All the interior plastic trim came out, carpet, etc. The only thing that remained was the dash, at least for now. I was left with this What’s that you say? You spot rust on the floor pans? Me too… Now it looks terrible, I agree. I about S%^$ myself when I pulled back the carpet and saw it. Once I cleaned it up with a wire brush and got down to it the rust really wasn't that bad, just a lot of heavy surface rust.