Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by nicholasalipaz, Jul 13, 2020.
@neuspeedescort I did message you yesterday. Let me know if you didn't receive it.
i got it. it's been crazy around my house this week. i will test out the speakers tomorrow and report back. it's be a couple years since i touched them.
I put a touchscreen in mine. I had to move the A/C controls down to make it more usable. I'm running Android with mirroring to my phone. So I have wireless, 3g, b/t, and a backup camera. I'm running carwebguru on it for more control over my theme. And yes, my GPS speedo works in 3 digits. I checked....
Yeah this is certainly something I considered. I have the space for sure but I just couldn't bring myself to do a touch screen in an '83... I felt it looked to modern and wanted to be more period accurate in my build.
For my first 95 I wanted to keep it original. Then I came to the realization that these cars aren't worth anything, so I should just have fun with mine. This time around I'm just winging it because I plan to keep it forever.
Then you won't like my usb hub in my center console, or my keyless entry/remote start, or my keyless ignition with keyfob and kill switch.
I am all for retro-modding, as long as it keeps a general aesthetic that is mostly period accurate. I like a balance. Keyless entry/remote start is great and likely not even visible. The keyless ignition might be cool IMO depending on how it is done and how it looks.
I plan to replace my cigarette lighter with a usb hub, of course that isn't period accurate but it won't take away being it is swapping one round thing for another. Also gonna try to find a mostly stock looking backup camera rearview mirror, that way it isn't obvious I have added the backup camera.
I think balancing retro with the modern is great when done in a way that doesn't detract from the aesthetic.
@Itchigo and I am all about buying things that are not worth anything and dumping money into them because it is a fun project and it does become worth something (at least to you) once you do so.
My motorcycle that has been my project for the last two years. I bought her for only $3.5k and that is a common used going price for the bike. They are half the price of the comparable Harley model and have low resale value, but they run forever also unlike their comparable Harley. I won't say how much money I have dumped into the bike, but lets just say it is quite a bit more than I bought it for. Most of which I would never recoup if I sold it, but I won't be selling it. It is priceless to me much like this car.
2015 Yamaha Bolt
My sr250 was $500. Just my exhaust and intake cost more than the whole bike did . It's worthless! I love the hell out of my sub 300lb [wet] bike though!
Good for 68mph uphill against the wind. Has done 85mph drafting a speeding Econoline.
Good news is, it's sturdy and cheap, because I always catch people sitting on it anyway. I teach people how to use a clutch on it; since the engine is so weak off idle, and I have crash bars. I just pop the rare and valuable "travel trunk", which is the equivalent of a center armrest or GT/wagon bumpers to an escort. I don't let beginners ride it with my trunk.
Note the scratches on the hand guards and side of trunk.
The labor in my Escort for the deadening, rustproofing, poly bushings, detailing, storage etc is worth like 5x what I could get for it.
Stated value/ agreed value insurance
Just take pictures, save receipts etc. Then the insurance company may want it appraised by a body shop. The insurance really doesn't cost any more, actually it's often less.
@Pizzaman5000 that is a great little bike! Go Yamaha!
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