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Has anyone changed the color of their interior or wrapped the dash?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by MileHighMotoring, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. MileHighMotoring

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    #1 MileHighMotoring, Oct 4, 2015
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    I'm shopping for a Roadster right now and I really like the look of the factory beige dashboard, but it's much more common to find black dash even with beige seats. Wondering if anyone has changed the color of the interior or wrapped the dash or anything like that? I'm not seeing the possibility to change seat color either in the aftermarket (although of course a custom vehicle upholstery shop can do anything for enough money) I've done a lot of searching but coming up empty.
     
  2. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    I changed the color of my seats and door panels in 2012 - but I had lots of support from Tesla (in the pre-Model S days). I found a couple of 2.0/2.5 seats I liked in the "whoops" inventory they had at Menlo Park (Black with Yellow Inserts) and had them order new Yellow door trip from the original supplier in England.
     
  3. shrink

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    When I did my Double-DIN conversion I bought a Lotus Elise dash on eBay. The Lotus dash was black plastic, but it did not match the black leather dashboard in my car. I think the leather dash is part of the executive leather package. I had an upholstery shop wrap the Lotus dash in black leather. It's not a perfect match, but it's very close and I doubt most people could tell the difference. It cost $875 to wrap the dash including labor and materials.

    I actually still have my original black leather wrapped dash sitting in my office, but I don't want to sell it. I'm keeping the stock parts handy in case I ever take the car completely back to stock.

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    Funny, I just came across this post, too.

    Cooks Upholstery and Classic Restoration: Auto Upholstery Bay Area - Tesla Roadster Front Seat Reconstruction - Cooks Upholstery and Classic Restoration Redwood City 650-364.0923

    Looks like that shop did some custom restoration work on some Roadster seats.
     
  4. DRM

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    I went to Al&Ed's in Los Angeles. They're a custom shop, so not cheap. Completely redid the interior including double-DIN, seats, audio, leather, etc. Other's have done the same and there are pix floating around the forum.
     
  5. MileHighMotoring

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    Thanks all - it sounds like I should stick to finding a car in a color scheme I like for now, I'm a budget shopper!
     
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    Al and Ed's along with Covert Tuning wrapped my entire dash including all plastic pieces in leather and alcantara. Here is a picture of the interior.

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    @ibcs this is much how I want to do mine..
    The front part of my seats is wearing fast (lines, cracks), so I want that in alcantara. Also the leather of my door sills is now in "bubbles" (due to putting my hand there to get in and out the car..). Some more alacantara there. To complete the package I will also go for the side vents and complete dash in the same material. I do like how they did your instrument cluster binnacle in leather. Gives me some ideas ;)
     
  8. MileHighMotoring

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    ibcs WOW. Stunning. Thank you for posting!
     
  9. ibcs

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    Thank you for the kind words. They also added the Tesla T to the front and rear of seats and floor mats. I was very pleased with the quality of work.

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    Last picture showing floor mats.
     
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    Man, that it just pure Roadster porn!

    Not sure how I get jealous of a Roadster owner (considering I own one myself) but, daaammmn!
     
  11. ibcs

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    I could have purchased a Toyota Corrola for the upgrade price so don't feel too envious. Started out as a 5k project for Focal speakers and a radar detector. I almost lost my mind when I saw this picture of my car.

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    that is one sweet interior. thank you for sharing. sometimes i wonder why on six figure cars they do not try to do something like that as an option even. there must be some economy of scale...
     
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    I agree very nicely done. But you are right it is not low cost. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I can attest that ibcs's roadster looks as bad ass in person as it does in the pictures!!!
     

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