When we last left off the discussion of seats, I had installed my new drivers side seat
it is a blue and black affair to tie in with the Integra seats which are in a fabric known as “blue confetti”. The front seat is a doddle, the Integra and Civic of this gen share a lot of design, and these bolt right in.
the rears however, while still bolt in, require some fettling
You will need rear seats from two different cars. Here we can see the upper and lower portions from a 2-door Integra in place
The upper section bolts in, and retains the fold down feature. But the lower portion sits awkwardly, with a big gap all around.
The solution is to use the upper section from a 2 door Integra, and the lower section from a 4 door. But finding the Blue Confetti pattern, which was a GS-R model specific has been right hassle. An hour away I located a set, but the pictures looked to be the Grey Confetti, but he assured me it was blue.
well, they’re not blue :S BUT! they will fit. and will be an excellent place holder instead of the light grey civic rear base, which as you can see below is an abomination.
So my search will continue for the blue four door integra rear seat base, but for the price I paid, I’m well happy with the dark grey piece for now
Since the guy I met was parting out a full Integra I also snagged some black Acura branded floor mats
and a gauge cluster with an 8k redline.
which looks (I think) substantially more handsome than the existing cluster), which redlines at 6k. The EX cluster which will be swapped in with the EX’s engine redlines at 7.2k. But in the long run I’m planning a B-series swap which will redline at 8.2.
Of course mounting the Integra cluster requires some custom work, but I’m hardly forging a new path here, it’s been done plenty of times before. The only downside is a slide cutoff of the two side gauges as seen here in someone else’s car
So what else? well I started work on my custom headliner. I marked out the essential cuts to the stock headliner, and laid the console from a Jeep Cherokee in place
then fibreglass around the edges to fill the gaps and solidly mount it to the headliner
then, do a lot of sanding
then, abandon it on the roof of your car until more spare time magically appears in your life
next steps are to fill and smooth with bondo. then lay over the new fabric.