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#1 kaney

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 04:14 PM

hey all
almost finished my boot liner ...just need some carpet for it.
So now im looking for something else to be getting on with, and the doorcards are looking a bit tatty.
I thought it might be interesting to make my own.
Has anybody done this? What sort of card/wood did you use?

I was thinking about covering it in nylon (i think) ...the same stuff they cover bucket seats in?

Then i dont know how i would fasten it to the door ...maybe with some ordinary screws?

Anybody got any other ideas?

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#2 Miniman

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:26 PM

lol that sounds hard id just buy some lol but thts me. give it ago mite b a good project

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 07:47 PM

zeemax made some blue ones, if anyone can find the topic im sure it will be of some help, i cant find it :D

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 07:51 PM

victory got it

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 08:00 PM

can anybody tell me what seats they are in zeemax car they look real kool i no they are sparco i want to no the model

#6 miniman5

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 08:32 PM

if yours look tatty then get the fabric of them and use them! cover them in what you want and use some carpet glue stuff to atatch it! pop it back on and your done! about an hours work! :smartass:

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:17 PM

seats

there you go, i think theyre nice too

#8 kaney

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:29 PM

thanks lewis for the links

and miniman5

if yours look tatty then get the fabric of them and use them!


the reason i want to make some new ones is because the ones i have are all crumpled and broken ..so i couldnt really re-cover them anyway.

Thanks Guys
Kane

#9 Dan

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:47 AM

Use 4mm MDF, or hardboard. I would use original type clips to hold it in place rather than screws. You only need to make some slotted holes around the edge. Use your originals as a template. This will also tell you where all the holes need to be for the various handles and the boorbin.
Cover the rear of the panel with thick polythene too, glued in place at least around the edges and ALL the holes in the panel. This should stop the panel absorbing moisture from out of the door. I have done this and it works well.

#10 miniman5

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:11 AM

dont menshon it! :smartass:

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:54 PM

mine were all crumpled and broken but i just patched them with some duck tape and recovered mine in white leather type material i was going to make my own but decided this would be easier
it doesnt matter if the board isnt perfect underneath because you cant see it anyway

looks great and gets rid of the nasty looking original ones

#12 tom

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 02:07 PM

Ahhrg! You used gaffer tape on your car?!

#13 Dan

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 04:43 PM

Why not use gaffer tape? It is a standard part on Minis. Used to seal up the doors and rear subframe among other things.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:19 AM

The pics in my post are a little muddled, so dont get consfused :grin:

Good luck making them, these where my 1st attempt!

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 05:54 PM

kool thy look ok




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