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I ordered the carpet from ACC directly with the mass back. The box was super heavy! The fit was quite good and only used the heat gun on some areas that I thought I could make a little better. You will need a good set of upholstery shears to do some of the trimming. A sharp utility knife works on some of the trimming but shears gave a cleaner cut.
 
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I cleaned up the seats and got them reinstalled along with the center console. The old group buy leather covers are still looking okay even after 10 years of use! Seat backs are recovered with new chrome trim but forgot to take pictures. Center console armrest is getting a new cover but not done yet.



 

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I am following this closely. You are doing an incredible job. Any chance we can get an update? Your pics and progress is really THAT addictive lol
 

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Well got some things done over the weekend. Seat backs are covered and have new chrome edging. Lumbar inflation bulb got replaced. I started on the interior trim under the quarter window and got partway done. They are getting new vinyl on the top and the bottom half is getting the black tweed I put on there 12 years ago ripped off and replaced with black Alcantara like the headliner.

 

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Better have the info about those seats chrome trim, I'm sure the question will pop a few times !!

(was that a NAL GB, or a Leatherseat.com GB ?)
 

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Seat covers were from the NAL GB way back when.

The chrome trim comes from Autozone. It comes in 8ft or 18 ft roll. Bought 2 8ft roll since it takes about 6ft per seat back. Probably cheaper to just buy the 18ft roll and maybe have a spare length. You will need a heat gun and some patience to get it to go around the bends. If you bend too tight it might get some wrinkles in the chrome.

 
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Finally got the door and quarter trim panels finished and updated to Alcantara to match the headliner. When I originally changed the interior to black I had used some black tweed which i got tired of and it had faded some so it was time to update.



My door cards are made from expanded PVC to replace the rotted masonite originals. This made reworking them much easier. I ripped off the old tweed and the foam came with it so time to refoam and cut in the style line which I have marked on the foam with a sharpie. I carefully cut a V shape leaving about an 1/8 inch cut down to the base. Ends up looking like \_/ so that there is enough space at the bottom for the glue to hold the Alcantara. I sanded the foam and smoothed out any lumps and bumps.



Then using sprayed Weldwood HHR contact cement I attached the Alcantara. After cleaning up the parts of the door panel and reassembling it I reinstalled it on the car.



I did the same on both sides.



Not a good picture but I also did the same to the quarter trim

 
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I am about to put my interior back in. Both door cards need to be redone since the original material rotted out in the front bottom corners. Awesome write up! I want to keep an original look, but the material to replace the original stuff I think I'll use.

Thanks for the update, always good to see progress 😀
 

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My door cards were rotted the same so I made some out ot 1/8" black expanded PVC. This allowed me to mold the style line in by clamping the PVC to the original and using a heat gun and some wood I pressed the softened PVC against the original card. It took a little time but came out well. I then transferred all the holes and brackets, clips, etc. I found that a forstner bit worked best for drilling holes in the PVC. That and a dremel for the odd shaped holes.
 
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My door cards were rotted the same so I made some out ot 1/8" black expanded PVC. This allowed me to mold the style line in by clamping the PVC to the original and using a heat gun and some wood I pressed the softened PVC against the original card. It took a little time but came out well. I then transferred all the holes and brackets, clips, etc. I found that a forstner bit worked best for drilling holes in the PVC. That and a dremel for the odd shaped holes.

If I you do not already have one. May I suggest making a YouTube account? I am sure it would take off, not just for the supra community, but for the entire car restoration community. You have done such an awesome job and your results show it!
 

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Hey quick question... thinking about how awesome your doors came out and I am feeling a bit ambitious. I think I will at least try out the PVC technique instead of just putting more masonite on.

Where do you suggest buying a sheet large enough to do the door(s)? I looked at typical hardware stores and it seems that they only sell small panels. Is it expensive?
 

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I think I ordered mine from US Plastics online. I was getting a larger amount for another project. You can order smaller amounts but the shipping might be a bit high these days. The sheets are relatively cheap. You might call around to some local sign shops to see if they have it since it is used in signs, displays etc.
 
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I was working my way towards the rear of the car to prep for new carpet and decided the shock tower covers were not going to work in their current state of decay. I had dyed them black when I change interior colors and now the sun has just destroyed the carpet fuzz.



When the covers were manufactured the carpeting and plastic backing were heat molded together so there is no way to "peel" off the carpet. I found a combination of 60 grit roloc and a stripping wheel got the carpet off down to the plastic base. Still had little bits stuck in the surface but good enough to glue over. Took a while and a technique to not melt the carpet fibers while removing them. If they do melt just move on and come back once they cool off.



I was worried I would have to put a few seams to get the carpet around the shape but managed to do it with just one sseam to the outside of the shock cap. I had to apply a pretty heavy coat of HHR glue to both surfaces because of the texture and porosity of the carpet. The carpet was some extra yardage I had ordered when I did the door panel color change years ago. I still have to install the edge trim on the front edge of the panel.



One down one to go!
 
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Very nice work on the shock tower covers. I might have to do that someday and have wondered how. Could you show or describe more precisely where you cut the carpet and sewed it together?
 

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Really starting to think you lied when you said your just a hobbyist lol

Very clean and professional result here, awesome work!
 

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pdupler I did not actually sew anything just cut the carpet as clean as i could with sharp shears and glued it down. Sort of like a regular house carpet would be joined. i marked on the image where the joint is. From this angle you cannot see the joint but from straight overhead it can be seen. I am going to try to put the vinyl edge back on the front edge if my cheap commercial sewing machine will do it.

 
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Always look forward to any progress updates on your car!! I'm still waiting just to start my project, gotta get my building (barn) ready first! Like the old 80s song by The Fixx "One Thing Leads To Another"!! Great job! Keep it coming! That car is gonna be insane!

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Cool. Thanks. When I've done Mustangs and Corvettes, I often have to cut little wedges out and hand-stitch it together to get things to fit better in the footwells, but yea, if you're gluing it to that plastic then stitching wouldn't be necessary. But it's sort of an exercise in geometry either way.
 
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