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I'm new to this forum, my name is Jody. I want to have the interior of my '78 242 DL restored. The car is in gret shape, but the interior needs some help. I haven't found anyone in the Pittsburgh, PA area who is willing or capable of doing this. I did find CalSwedish in Sacramento, they are willing to do it, but with the shipping costs so high, I'd like to find a closer person. CalSwedish seems very capable, and they do other mechanical work, but it would be nice to find a more local shop.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good interior restoration person, or shop? Anywhere on the east coast would be good, but I'm looking for any suggestions or references.

This car has been in my family since it was new, and I want to get it looking nice. It's got 328,000 miles, and still going strong.

Thank you!
Pittsburgh, PA

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Have you shopped IPD and seen if they have a kit that you can do it your self? I seem to remember they had seat covers, new foam and seat web/lumbar supports for not that expencive. Check them out!

( I do know you want to have it done though )

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Re: (DVolvoguy777)


How much restoration?

Do you plan to replace the carpets/underlayment?

Repair any floor rust?

New headliner?

Door panels?

Dash? Console?

Remove, rebuild and re-cover all seats?

Repaint visible steel? Replace plastic parts?

You are looking at big $$$ if you farm out all parts and labor.

Let us know what you envision as the final product (show car, daily-driver, etc.) and your maximum $$$ as this could decide how and where you do the fix.

George Dill
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