Last Sunday I took Nell to her first car show of the year. It is a fun, informal show in a quaint coastal beach town... this was her 3rd year at the show. It was good to get her out, and I was once again impressed by the number of people who were attracted to her story! She continues to be a real conversation starter.
Other minor tweaks include replacing the non-standard screws in the dash behind the steering column, applying a matte finish to the lower dash, refreshing the rear-window rubber so it fits better, and cleaning the carpets.
Woolite carpet cleaner does a good job, but the carpet still has subtle dark areas and a few spots. Even when I do get it clean, the light colored carpet seems to soil quickly. I've been considering getting dark-colored floor mats that might compliment the interior color scheme. Hopefully they would preserve the carpet, or at least cover the spots I can't get out. Stock interiors was willing to send me a few carpet samples, and I think one of them matches the dash color pretty well.
|Artificial light... the center sample on the bottom row is my choice.|
|Natural light. The center sample on the bottom row matches nicely.|
The same sample in in upper left, below the seatbelt in these shots on the floor.
I have ordered carpets of this "dark teal" material, embroidered with Thunderbird logos. I'll post again when I get them.