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hey everyone whats up ? i appreciated the help with the leather seats, it gave me a more open view of what i should do with them and ima get started with that restoration soon, now i have a new question...on the door near near the window (inside of the car), my Supra has a striped looking cloth, i was looking at it and Im not to fond of it- i want to get rid of it and replace it with something else, but with what? I think this cloth stuff goes all the way to the back of the car too. If you know what i'm talking about i'd appreciate the help and if you don't and would like to help u could e-mail me and I could give you a little more detial on what i what i'm talking about. -thanx
 

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Hey Shadow;

That striped cloth part could be changed, without too much trouble.

To see what is involved, simply remove a door skin and you will see how it is all put together.
To remove the door skin, just do the following: (this is from memory, so I might forget one or two things):
Remove one screw that holds in the plastic piece behind the inside door handle, then remove the plastic piece.
Remove the screw holding the door courtesy light lens on. This will expose another screw which you need to remove.
Pull open the spring loaded plastic piece under the armrest on the door, exposing one or two holes with screws. Remove those.
Pull off the two round plastic caps on the door armrest, exposing screws that you need to remove.
Use a flat screwdrive to work your way around the perimeter of the door skin, popping out the plastic clips that hold the door skin to the metal door.

If you've missed any fasteners, it should be obvious at this point.

Once you remove the door skin, you will see how the striped fabric is stapled to the pressboard doorskin, and it could be changed fairly easily.

Hope that helps.


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I am restoring a blue 1983 and would like to use the original style striped cloth. I am having difficulty locating any of this. Suggestions on where to find this will be much appreciated.

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How much of a hurry are you in? I have blue stripped cloth that I am going to be removing this summer in favor of a solid dark blue..
 

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Im with SupraBob on this one, i to am chaing the striped cloth in favour of a solid dark blue, i think the stripes look tacky :D
 

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Tacky doesn't describe it IMHO...LOL. Very 70's Disco-tech...

I'm debating between dark blue or grey...guess I will have to see how each one looks on a door panel and go from there...
 

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I'm going to try to save the striped part of the seats and just replace the worn blue fabric. If this doesn't work I'll be in touch about your interior.
Thanks for the offer, it's always good to have options.
 

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I just went throught this with my maroon cloth interior,,,,

I kept the stripped cloth and got the solid cloth replaced with automotive leather,,, looks very good.

The seats now match the interior panels

I can send you a picture if you want,,, just email me directly

[email protected]
 

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My 84 had the "bathrobe stripes" of the '80s too,... Until Seamus found the perfect blue interior in Vancouver. Look fo an 85/86 in the same color as yours. It is the tweed look cloth that is really nice imo.
Beware though, the shade of blue was changed slightly in both the seat cloth and the carpets. The 85 carpet is darker/deeper and the seats are darker/grayer.
Hope this helps!
Jamie
 

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I know what you guys are suffering though... the 85/86 cloth interiors are to say the least, very classy... but when I looked at my 84 parts car.... ugly black stripes (faded green in some places :crazyeye: ) were offending me from every angle... well, I guess desgn does get better over time. I agree with ghostrider in saying that you should take a look at the 85/86 interiors for an idea on how to do cloth right...

I also recall that the leather interior cars had leather that matched the seats in the areas that are currently littered with stripes on your car.
 

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ghostrider said:
My 84 had the "bathrobe stripes" of the '80s too,... Until Seamus found the perfect blue interior in Vancouver. Look fo an 85/86 in the same color as yours. It is the tweed look cloth that is really nice imo.
Beware though, the shade of blue was changed slightly in both the seat cloth and the carpets. The 85 carpet is darker/deeper and the seats are darker/grayer.
Hope this helps!
Jamie
Yes and you had better have replaced every damn little piece of blue in your car....I refuse to drove home in a Beverly Hillbillies edition MKII. :lol:

Leslie<<<Soon to have Jamie's stripped blue interior to replace the TC stripped interior. Better bad than YUCK!!!!
 

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Well I can tell I am in the minority here but I like my striped interior. The tweed looks like commercial office furniture in my opinion. My stripes are black and unfaded and stain and rip free. I have a dark blue interior with grey and black stripes.
-Wil
 

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I love my grey\black tweed interior and black\grey leather interior, 86 an 85 appropriatly. That being said, I used to have an 82 with a really nice blue interior and the stripes never bothered me.
 

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i have both a 83&84 Blue striped cloth and a 85 Black/Gray cloth

The stripped Blue seats never bothered me a bit either
 

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Actually this sounds very familiar. I am looking at a 1982 that I want to buy for $1,000 and it has the same striped cloth....is it whitish with purple stripes?

Other people in the forum were telling me it was something the owner had done as a reupholstering job, but hearing this from you, I don't know now.
 

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MK2inCT said:
Actually this sounds very familiar. I am looking at a 1982 that I want to buy for $1,000 and it has the same striped cloth....is it whitish with purple stripes?

Other people in the forum were telling me it was something the owner had done as a reupholstering job, but hearing this from you, I don't know now.
No they are the stock stripes. They probably appear purple because the dark blue has faded. I dont know if they can be redyed...it would probably be a big hassle.

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if you haven't seen it yet, the thread in the Interior section about the leather seat skin group buy has an option to get new skins for the interior panels as well. I'm sure the company would be willing to sell them by themselves if someone wants to loose the stripes but keep the cloth seats.
 

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would dying that striped section work? I was thinking of dying it straight black, as it appears to be a white/black striping.
 

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Dying it straight black shouldn't be to hard. I'm not sure which dye you would use though.

-Wil
 
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