I did finally wash it and it came pretty clean. But since all the dust sat on it for so long, it left a lot of contaminants in the finish. Shouldn't be anything to worry about, just needs a good hand polishing. Pics will follow as soon as I get it presentable.
My garage looks like a chop shop right now. In the past 2 weeks, I've bought:
New headliner board
New door panels and arm rests
New dash pad
New carpet and underlay
New front seats (Procar Elite)
New Interior fastener kit
New Trunk mat
New Trunk-rear seat divider board with jute pad
New steering wheel
A whole bunch of satin black interior trim paint to refinish all the parts I'm doing to reuse. Also going to dye the seatbelts black to match everything else.
Got the entire interior gutted today from the firewall to the trunk. Going to repaint the steel dash/cowl panel and steering column as soon as the temp gets into the 60's with low humidity. Can't paint with high humidity and expect good results.
It's been a while since I updated my restoration progress. I've been pretty busy between work, routine home maintenance (and 3 other vehicles)
Keep in mind that the orginal interior color was grey and oyster (white). I completely transformed the interior color to black.
Bought an aftermarket gauge bezel loaded with Autometer electronic instrumentation. I am absolutely pleased with how they turned out and how they perform. Was a fairly tedious task to wire the aftermarket harness into the factory harness so everything would work like it came from the factory.
The dash pad is new/aftermarket and is very well made. The lower plastic portion of the dash is the original. I painted it to match while I had it out. It turned out well also.
Also installed brand new Procar Elite seats. Had to modify the existing factory seat sliders to mount these seats, but I'm happy with the end result. They're very comfortable.
And today was the maiden voyage with the car "DONE". Had to drive it to calibrate the new electric speedometer. I had also installed some fat front and rear sway bars to compensate for the extra wide tire footprint this car has now that GM never intended for it to have. I handles like it's on rails now.