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greg124Posted - 25 Jun 2019 : 15:25:09
As my 95 has a door card missing and a rear (2nd row) side panel that has been hacked about, I'm thinking about making a set of customs ones.
I've read elsewhere about 3mm Foamex sheet being used for door cards, and I'm considering getting this covered with a non-standard fabric.

Before I commit to buying materials, just though I'd ask whether anyone have experience with Foamex, or similar materials?
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greg124Posted - 02 Aug 2019 : 20:48:10
Haven't tried this yet, Gareth. I was just thinking ahead about using something that wouldn't suffer from water damage
ianhPosted - 02 Aug 2019 : 20:11:43
I have used 3mm hardboard from B&Q they will cut one sheet into 3 pieces so you can play with one to get the right shape. The holes for the clips need sanding on the edges as the original board is thinner.Secure the fabric with glue hold in place with clamps. Ian
DirtbikerPosted - 30 Jul 2019 : 23:01:12
Have you tried this yet Clive?
I'm having a bit of an interior push and thinking about door cards.
Anyone just used 3mm hardboard?
stevebodPosted - 01 Jul 2019 : 12:00:59
I've not tried any glue on the stuff but the surface (although textured) doesn't look like a very good key for an adhesive. A proper solvent adhesive that melts the foamex might work though.
greg124Posted - 26 Jun 2019 : 15:44:36
Thanks Steve. I would imagine the foam core would also be unsuitable for staples. Do you know whether there are any issues with glue?
stevebodPosted - 26 Jun 2019 : 14:11:54
I have used Foamex as an alternative to plywood for applicatios where it would get wet and wood would suffer.
I would say it would be a suitable alternative to the hardboard originals. I don't think it is as flexible as hardboard if that is an issue, but it is easy to drill and cut.
A water jet company may be able to copy the pattern for you.
The foam core means that you can't really rivet to it, it is less dense than hardboard.

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