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RSVT170 11-05-2009 11:57 PM

05-07 Door Panel Insert Change
After seeing a photo of an ST with the dark red-ish colored door inserts that matched the ST seats, I decided that I wanted the same thing to match my SVT seats. I'm going to do a write-up with photos tomorrow after I get more material.

I did the drivers side door twice now, and I think the third time is going to be the charm! lol. The keep putting little rips in the vinyl. Also, I think I got the technique down.

On the drivers side door, I carefully pulled out the existing insert so I could use it as a template for the new one, but I think on the passenger-side, I'm going to try and just cover the existing insert.

More coming tomorrow. :-)

Quanz56 11-06-2009 12:23 AM

Cool! This is something I'd like to see how it's done. I've thought about doing this but didn't know how to go about it. Can't wait to see a write-up.

FocusedEnergy 11-06-2009 01:39 AM

Looking forward to it.

captcurt_18 11-06-2009 11:47 AM

sick man. get pics up asap!

puppetman 11-06-2009 11:52 AM

NICE i cant wait

RSVT170 11-06-2009 02:17 PM

I'm on my way to the fabric store to get some more vinyl. I'm going to try and find a a shade with more brown and less pink in it.

Buickboy 11-06-2009 04:56 PM

yeah thats a lot of work lol. are you just cutting it to shape then tucking or are you drilling out the melted plugs that hold the door panel apart? first time i just tucked and with crappy glue it fell out. next time i separated the door panel and got it in there with the crappy glue, then used small screws to resecure the plastic... the glue didnt hold and i have to do it again! blah! what are you using for glue? ive got some 3M general trim adhesive and i hope it works. good luck!

RSVT170 11-06-2009 08:59 PM

I've been using 3M General Spray adhesive and It holds really well.

As for how, I've been cutting and tucking, but I keep getting litter tears from tugging too hard. lol

I looked all around today at 5 different fabric stores and couldn't find anything...

I think I'm going to try to special order the SVT seat cloth from an upholstery shop. That way it looks more factory. I'm starting to realize that the vinyl just dosen't look right since that color/texture isn't anywhere else in the car.

norcalfocus01 11-06-2009 10:04 PM

I want to do this so bad. I really need to be the gienny pig and cut up a door.

RSVT170 11-10-2009 04:08 PM

I went to an upholstery shop that I've gone to in the past for my Pontiac Fiero GT to see if they could get me some OEM Red SVT seat fabric to redo the door inserts.

After 6 years and 4 different states, I finally found a shop that can get it!

I've placed the order and I'm just going to have them put it in.
I really trust these guys and I know they'll do it right the first time so I'm willing to pay the $110.00 for parts and labor.

They are actually going to shave off the plastic welds behind the door to get the insert out and then re-weld them back in once it's all done.

Now that I have a supplier of this fabric, I've been looking to see what else I can re-do!

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