I rode the "gutted interior" wagon for a while, but can't any more. I often have at least one passenger, and sometimes more, so all of my seats must remain. Plus after driving a car for a few years with no carpet/consoles/trim/seats, you begin to miss your interior. Even if I ever build a sick streetable drag car, it will have the full interior.
having no interior might mean you're a ricer/have a fast car. Either way it causes other people to try to race you. It also gives the cops the wrong impression and makes them tell you to open the hood.
Either way it causes other people to try to race you
I drive the car with the reputation for racing in an area full of street racers, haven't had it happen once.
It also gives the cops the wrong impression and makes them tell you to open the hood.
Once I was hotwiring my car in the street at one in the morning, totally gutted, wires everywhere, a cop asked what was up, I just said working, and he said, move it to your driveway, so I did, and he left.
I took my passenger seat and spare w/jack out last month to reduce weight. It really came in handy having the extra room when I was moving. In fact, it has come in handy several times. People sometimes do stare when someone gets out of the back seat, but I don't mind.
I am getting the urge to strip the interior (except dash, rear seat and driver's seat, of course). Not really sure if I want to...everything is in almost perfect shape...hmmmmm? Oh well, I think I will wait...or not. Anyway, no plans in the near future to reinstall the passenger seat.