Datsun 280 Z Paradise

7 8 9Finished up a Custom Interior on a 1978 Datsun 280 Z.

Chocolate Brown Paint on the outside,  with a Channel Pleated Interior.

Contrast piping on the carpeting and matched the pleating on the door panels.

Contrasting stitching and Custom Center Console.

3 Point Shoulder Belts that retract like a modern car is necessary to complete the safety and glam look.

Made the Seats Wider for Comfort along with an electric Lumbar Support System.

Missing parts were made such as the rear quarter panels.

We also insulated the floor with Dynamat to cut down road noise which complemented our custom Stealth Premium sound system.


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Blog for Early February 2012

Things are rolling along nicely at Markel’s. Lots of Convertible Tops, Orthopedic Seating, I.E.( Building up Seats for clients to be more comfortable in their cars, sometimes adding seat heaters, electric lumbar systems, this week adding more support behind the knees on a client*s Honda CRV.)

In addition we just completed doing a restoration on the front seats for Ms. Anita Pointer (yes of the Pointer Sisters). Her 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow now looks almost as great as she does.
We used matching Rolls Royce Leather, and contrasting piping as Original.
These type of cars take a lot of time and detailed craftsmanship, but it all happens here and for good reason we seem to be busier than ever. Now a 1963 Ford Falcon has come in for a Complete Convertible Top Installed, with new pads, tacking strips (that’s the bar that supports the convertible top frame). All we have left to do now is to MOVE THE SEAT BACK 4 INCHES LONGER THAN IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY.

I find people to be a bit more friendly these days. Perhaps it’s a sign the economy is finally starting to recover a bit, or they are just pleased they have some place safe and qualified that can work on their car and be sure it comes out right.
Dan Tana’s is at it again, with more repairs for their amazing Italian Restaurant’s Tables and Booths.