After long thought I'm going black the heat doesn't bother me especially when it a weekend car,as for value I think the way I'm resto modding this goat it will look better with black interior and if I loose a lil value I'll gain with look lol.. That saddle wood is killing me lol but your saying that OPGI is over priced??? For 1400 that stage 2 gives you everything!!?? I priced out legendary and it 300 more with less things??
Have you examined PUI fake comfortweave seatcovers and Legendary's? How about both company's door and side panels? Have you called Wellington Classics & had them give you a quote on the Legendary assembled door panels, side panels and front and rear seat covers? They discount. In order to compare prices with OPGI on their PUI junk, you would have pay extra, above the "kit" price to buy those 4 panels assembled, or factor in labor to properly install nice used upper steel tops.
The OPGI kit hardly includes everything, for one thing, usually nice to rougher '68, and '69-72 GM strato bucket seats need replacement rear plastic panels, as they are chalky or scraped up...there arenone in this "kit". Having ordered, picked up, and installed repro interior parts for a bunch of late '60's and early 70's A & F body's, I seldom order the tar and paper carpet underlayment kits. Same deal with armrest bases. On the sill plates, there are two different repro's, I use nos GM that have installed he mall rivets in. Those have been disco'ed but there are two different repro's.
Getting back to the plastic seatback panels, over the years, there have been 3 different reproductions of the '69-72 strato bucket seat back panels. With the first two reproductions, the grain of the plastic was waaaay different than original, the first supplier was actually PUI, and the chrome piping was a thin flexible welting, attached with clear silicone...junk. want to bet what piping you're getting in the "kit" is today's cheap thin flexible stuff.
Carpet... ACC is what I've always bought, after trying a few cheaper house brands like Hugger Performance. For many years, I bought premolded sets of ACC carpet for $8o-85 a box, often bringing it in from out of town and selling it for $100 a set. While ACC carpets sets have gone up in price, ACC carpet be bought local from many vendors who have a whls acct, and its the best quality repro carpet, one can buy. There are some cheap imitators out there, I would insist in ACC, mention that though wouldbe forewarned, if you put black carpet in a car that sees a lot of sun exposure, expect to have to pull the carpet out and redye it black, or replace it in about 5 years, as it very common to get a very slight purple tint to it.