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i was curious to know if anyone had an estimate of hours on how long it should take to remove the entire interior down the the last nut and bolt and then put it back together??? and this is a time estimate for someone who's never pulled an interior or put one together hehehe. well a rough estimate is all i need thanks.

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i was curious to know if anyone had an estimate of hours on how long it should take to remove the entire interior down the the last nut and bolt and then put it back together??? and this is a time estimate for someone who's never pulled an interior or put one together hehehe. well a rough estimate is all i need thanks.

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If anyone would know the answer to your question, it would be Leslie Grover: http://www.celicasupra.com/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=9

And I think Jamie has also done this on her white Mk2 as well: http://www.celicasupra.com/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=156

Contact one of them via PM or email and see if they can give you a rough estimate.
 

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Probably 2-4 hours if you know what you are doing. Of course if you are like me it takes about 3 years when cleaning every single screw 8) . On the plus side the car will smell like brand new.
 

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I wasn't doing a color change so many of the small trim pieces never got changed out.
I did carpet, front and rear side/door panels, seats, console, radio surround and seats. Alot of stuff had to be removed anyway though, to get the carpet under it etc. If you don't have to dismantle door panels etc. for switch and plug compatibility it helps. I was also spared the dash change-out this way.
This much took me all day with the help of my boyfriend.
Leslie did his here too, and he had to change EVERYTHING! He went from TC to blue cloth. It took him the better part of 2 days. I heard he did it all over again when he got home,... Not fun! But he has the most experience at it ;)
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i figure 12 hours, or there abouts.

done a couple, on a few different cars, and 10-13 hours is a reasonable time frame, if you dont dally and get distracted.
 

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I took dan's interior apart in about 3 hours :lol: Thats why he wants to know how long...so he can put his new one in 8)
 

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The most time consuming part to remove will be everything on the dash, from the lower panels to the final upper dash pad. This alone, if you've never done one before, could take upwards of 3 hours...if you've never done it before. With experience it can all be removed in about one hour. The remaining interior, everything from the headliner down to the last scrap of carpet could take upwards of 3-4-5 hours, again, if you've never done this before. Most of the time is spent figuring out how something is attached and looking for that last and final screw that's still holding it to the car.

MOST IMPORTANTLY---Bag all the screws, bolts and nuts, mark the bags and keep them with their respective part. Also, if a screw or bolt is removed from an odd location be sure to mark that bolt independently. Tagging the bolt with a note such as "below/right heater core" will help with the frustration later of trying to figure out where that thing goes. NEVER assume and NEVER tell yourself, "Ok, I'll remember where this one went." You'll end up saying that so many times you'll forget them all.

Another tip that can come in handy is to numerically mark the parts as you take them off along with a brief note of their location (if it’s an unfamiliar item). First part removed is #1, second part removed is #2 and so on. When reassembling simply start with the highest number and work in reverse. This is particularly helpful in and around the dash area. There are a few small brackets that become removable when all the bolts and pieces are pulled. Not knowing where these go later or when to assemble them, “Now does that go on before the gauge cluster or after?”, will eliminate the possibility of having to do things twice.

Cleaning all the parts AND cleaning the interior sheet metal now exposed and showing dirt will take another 4-5 hours. Less if you’re not particular with bringing everything to a sparkling clean. Now’s the time to clean, so why skimp. I’ve probably spent a low estimate of 12 hours just cleaning parts, carpet, bare metal interior and fabric. Now’s the time to clean since everything is accessible.

Install will be much quicker. Give yourself at least another 4-5 hours to reinstall everything. The dash alone will go in quicker than the time it took to remove. This is where the bags of bolts and numerical markings are most helpful. But don’t rush, be absolutely certain you have reconnected every wiring harness which was pulled. You do NOT want to have to pull the dash simply because you overlooked that ECU harness hidden behind the ducting.

My ’86 MKII restore has been stripped to nothing but the heater core and major wiring looms, that includes R&R of the dash more than once. Marking the parts has definitely aided with identification of the parts piles.

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hey that's alot of info lol thanks. shure will help me put it back together cause i won't really rember if i even did something ridcoulyusly small with it i can't spell that word and don't feel like fixing it lol. sorry bout that. but thanks for the info on the interior and everything shure will be helpful thanks.

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myself and a friend did it in a little less then 2 hours. He had never worked on a supra before but I guided him and there wasen't a single piece I removed that I hadn't pulled before so it went pretty quick. It would take me just a little longer to put it all back.
 

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Things can go a lot quicker than what I first wrote, that is if you've done it before. Heck, even once is extremely educational. The first time, however, should always take longer because you want to pace yourself to learn for replacement and for the next R&R. Plus, you don't want to rush and risk breaking anything that you're not aware about. Now, an '85 Corolla? That is an EASY dash and interior to remove. On the flip-side, the MKIV was a major pain! Soooo many sub-harnesses.

The first time always takes longer.....except with sex.
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I gutted a cars interior and took about 7 hours but to put back together ha no idea. I gitted a totalled car s interior everything is 8 10 12 mm so just have them handy and seat belts are I think 14 or 16 easy to take apart Ill do it but put back together forever just interior 5 hours should be easy the entire dash speakers and stuff foerver or around 10 hours to put back together
 
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