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Old 10-01-2002, 10:23 PM
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1980 F100

Has anyone put upholstery materials over the stock plastic door panels?

Can this be done or do you just have to start from scratch and make new panels?

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Upholster over Door Panels?

I haven't done the door panels, but I don't see why they can't be done using the existing panel. Given proper drying time, 3M glue sticks to just about everything. I would put a thin padding between the panel and the material. You can put the glue on the foam a little heavier for good sticking purposes, then a light coat on the fabric to apply to the foam.

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Hey, what kind of material would you use? I am thinking of doing the same sort of thing over my metal door panel on my '68.

 
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Upholster over Door Panels?

If you're wanting to go with vinyl, any fabric store would have a nice selection.

For fabrics, you need the heavier upholstery stuff or the glue will bleed through before it dries. I looked through alot of different fabric stores and Upholstery Outlets, they seem to have mainly household looking fabrics, non of which we wanted for the truck.

I ended up going to a place that does auto upholstry to get what we wanted. The guy was real helpful.


 
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Door panels are done. There should be a shot in my gallery, if you want to take a look. Turned out pretty nice, as far as I am concerned.

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Upholster over Door Panels?

man that looks nice. i was wanting to do this to my 78. could you specify what all materials you used and the process. it would be useful to alot of people if you did a tech article.
 
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I vote for the tech article too. I've got an 85 that needs door panels bad. I have a new pair for the front (Coverlay) but can't find any for the rear.

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