Reuphostering my door panels

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  1. TRUCK ACTION

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    I had reupholstered my 4-Runner door panels some years ago & the top part has gotten pretty sun damaged,so decided do start the upholstery work now instead of during the winter! I have three weeks until the next show so should be good !
    I couldn't find the material I used before & the stock portion that is a gray vinyl is showing wear so I'm using a charcoal vinyl over the whole panel , & laying flames in the small removal portion as before1
    Photo's to follow!
     
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    Great way to tease us! Haha
     
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    Weird....I was just thinking about my stock door panels today, lol.

    I Was thinking about grafting a door panel from another vehicle to our simple flat stock panel...that's as far as I got though. It would probably be easier to go custom and use other vehicles as inspiration.

    Post pics when you're done!
     
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    Got them stripped & reinforced where needed, used flannel & resin.
    Heading out to get the foam backing shortly than get that glued on with contact adhesive . 20160721_130847.jpg 20160721_130855.jpg 20160721_130906.jpg
     
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    Couldn't get the foam needed,had to order it,will have Monday.
    Did get a new test flame cut & tested with glue( the new type of contact cement is no fucking good) ,will use 3M spray, always works!!
    Stripped the removable section, this section is metal & had a few cracks so welded up as needed, NOW IT JUST WAIT!!
     
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    Man, I'm already loving this. I've done some upholstery in the past, and it looks like you're on the right track. Sand the flames to give them a consistent and smooth transition and you'll definitely turn heads
     
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    I had flames in the same area before, these are little bolder in shape & before that area was a cloth material, this time the whole panel will be in vinyl!
    Can not sand foam, you can cut the edges to a angle but not needed
     
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    Got the foam on & had one panel covered except the removable area, had to pull it off had a problem !
    Will get all covered in vinyl tomorrow!
     

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    One is complete, a few small wrinkles ,think I can live with them for now! IMG_0504.JPG IMG_0501.JPG
     

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