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Re-Upholstering Door Panels?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gatrapper, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    gatrapper

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    Posted this under detailing, but not getting any responses.

    Anyone ever re-upholster their doors themselves?

    I have to get rid of this outdated grey with pink lines and crap in it.

    Was thinking about trying to re-upholster with some neoprene or some other tough material.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Haven't done a taco but reupholstery isn't hard unless you want intricate designs or ruffles and shit. If you just want it smooth spray glue and staples on the backside is about all you need.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Thats what I was thinking.

    Did'nt know if anyone had a good pictorial of how to do the tacomas door.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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  5. Aug 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    I have all these weird little pink, green, and blue dots/lines/dashes, etc kinda artsy fartsy in the material.

    Makes the truck look so dorky.

    Another thing I can't figure out is why they use grey for all the material in the truck, yet make the dash and center console freaking blueish grey.
     
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    i did these when I had my 99.

    it was super easy, 1/4 inch foam and then glue/stretch the material.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Aug 27, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    You used foam?

    I wanted to use a neoprene or another tough material.

    Do you think it would make the application process any different?
     
  9. Aug 27, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Btw what type of glue did you use? and what thickness (MM) would you recommend? 1.5 mm?
     
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    He used foam as a backer. Then like some regular cloth it looks like.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    I just got some fabric and put a very thin foam behind it and went to town.
    Also used the rest to cover the speaker box too. Same concept. I believe the foam was like 1/4" if that. Just enough to give it a little poof.

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    As far as what your talking about, my door had a thick piece of...umm...partical board-like material that you might be able to use to wrap the neoprene around.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Im thinking about going with Neoprene, but don't know how many MM to go with. 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm?

    Also how many yards per door? I was thinking about 2 yards per door?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    I wouldn't go too thick cause it might be too heavy and not stick real well.
    And I would imagine with how small 1st gen doors are, 2 yards might be about right. I forgot how much I got. Just knew it was expensive at 12.99/yard for Mossy Oak fabric.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Speaker box for viewing pleasure.

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  17. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    What breaks when you take off the door panels if your not careful?
     
  18. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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  19. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    I'm pretty sure all that is there is that particle board-like thing.
     
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    Im just trying to figure out what material to use. I read some places that say don't go thin , then others say don't go to thick. wtf.
     
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