Our hybrid concept for Project FearleSS continues with a visit to a top-notch interior shop that could execute our vision. Obviously, we’re not talking about a “hybrid” in the sense of an electric car, but the word itself refers to the combining of two different elements to make a unique project, which we have set out to do. We combined the stock aspects of a ’68 SS Impala and the modern day performance amenities of an updated drivetrain, and so in today’s tech article we bring you the modern times upholstery for the projects interior.
We stopped at Distinctive Industries in Santa Fe Springs, California, where Research & Development Specialist Fernando Rodriguez helped us out with our build. Distinctive Industries has been around for over 40 years and the company specializes in classic car interiors. With the capabilities of building a complete interior from scratch, this project was nothing hard for their expert team. The hardest aspect of this build was to choose a design and color for the interior. Some of the design elements included eliminating the factory welts and replacing them with a double stitch design. They are also building the interior using real leather, instead of the original vinyl, which was sometimes known to make you sweat during hot weather drives.
With the show season in full bloom and SEMA around the corner, we knew we were in the right hands to update our custom interior. Now, let us show you what it takes to build a custom interior with the professionals at Distinctive Industries.