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Upholstery Pro, Ed Schreck from Deland, Florida, brought his more than 40 years of experience to the task, creating the black and orange interior. The seats from an ’02 Camaro were already in place, an upgrade that was part of Nash’s philosophy. “I wanted something that was going to be more comfortable than the big and bulky factory seats. The new seats share the look of the original ’71s, but three decades younger, they are better in every way. I believe it’s essential to add items that truly match the design and personality of the car.” Schreck rejuvenated the front seats with a combination of black and orange houndstooth fabric, trimmed with black Ultraleather. Once they were complete, the original back seat was discarded and a new one made from scratch. The door panels and upholstered trunk received the same eye-catching orange and black upgrades. Schreck created all-new black pile carpeting using a combination of 42-ounce hotel carpet, jute backing, and Dynamat sound deadening, minimizing both heat and sound absorption issues. As an unexpected surprise, Ed’s wife, Terry, did her part, making the car’s interior a gift to her husband. With the stitch work done, Nash took over, replacing the original gauges with a carbon-fiber panel holding Nu Vintage Red Line instruments. Backlighted, featuring adjustable colors and glow in the dark pointers, the gauges added a new dimension to monitoring underhood activity. The center console now holds repositioned window switches and the push-button start from a Honda S2000. The ididit column was upgraded with a classic three-spoke billet steering wheel from National Parts Depot. Creature comforts followed and the Gen IV Vintage Air A/C unit, carefully fitted out of sight under the dash, is the perfect solution for hot summer days in the Sunshine State. CHP