MX5 interior refresh

Last night I finally got around to finishing off a little bit of retrimming in the Mazda. I’d got fed up of the bulky interior door handles encroaching on the already pretty cosy interior, so decided to ditch them. To cover up the holes left behind, and also to improve on the dated vinyl door covering, I have recovered them in some cheap faux suede that I found on ebay. A small strap, screwed to the back of the door release lever, serves as the new door handle.

MX5 door pull strapThe cabin feels a bit more spacious now and has a nice minimalistic feel. I also added a layer of 3mm scrim foam underneath the fabric to give it a soft, slightly less cheap feel.

MX5 door pull strapThe blue matches nicely with the stitching on my gear lever and handbrake gaiters.

MX5 gear lever and handbrake gaitersThere’s more to come on the throttle bodies conversion too. I’ll update here as soon as I’ve taken a few pictures.

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