After getting a little frustrated with trying to do some modifications on this interior tub while intact, I decided that I would cut it apart and transform it into a "platform" style interior to make detailing a little easier.
There was a lot more work involved than appears.
First, I had to grind off the obligatory arm rest that runs all of the way to the floor in most of these old kit buckets.
Then the window cranks were removed, which means that the pleats on the door panels needed to be reworked to eliminate all remaining evidence of them.
All of the pleats were re-scribed, deepened & re-shaped for a clean slate.
Then the old trim was removed and replaced with pieces o stretched sprue.
some filling, sanding, scribing and priming yielded a nice fresh panel to be detailed.
I will add a set of arm rests cut from an AMT '67 Cyclone's door panels, a door courtesy light, and a set of window cranks shaved from some other door panels when it's time to finish.
Need to finish the other panel & then a few mods to the dash and steering wheel and they will be ready for paint.
Body has had any modifications basically finished and is about ready for primer.