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Remodel your car interior

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i re did the interior of my 99 monte carlo with about $30. 2 cans of white primer, 2 cans of fire red spray pain, 2 yrds of red viynl and hot glue. i start out by taking the fabric panels off and then tracing the design of the panel on the viynl giving about 1.5" to 2" of fabric around the design to allow for stretching. Then hot glue a bit in the dead center of the panel and then lay the cut vinyl design in place then just pull the vinyl's sides to make it tight then pull over the edge of the panel and hot glue the edge of the vinyl to the back of the panel. and then with the plastic pieces just remove prime and paint.
pretty cool job re covering interior is my thing also check out my pic i recovered the top insert in green suede and the bottom in green suede with a tan suded insert in the middle. I also measured out the piece and used spray super strength adhesive to keep it on its a 95 bonneville let me know what u think
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very nice dude but y so many speakers
How did you build the twin speaker baffle in the panel?
its actually two parts the door panel and then the lower one . But i took it off and took a jig saw and cut the two holes, it a factory 5 inch speaker and a tweeter there sounded like crap so i had to put a creative touch to it
Sorry, i don't quite understand.
slimguy379 (author)  leiloscustoms4 years ago
looks sick, i know i inserted the 6" speakers in the back panels myself. im re doing a 79 trans am right now and i will have to re do that interior.
What city are u in maybe we can do a car together. I get a lot of cars that need to be redone all the time. I'm in the process of redoing my rear deck, but I will be fiber glassing it with 4 mids, and two monitors and also the door panels all over again. let me know
slimguy379 (author)  leiloscustoms4 years ago
im here in NY
DejaMonet4 years ago
I'm about to remodel the interior of my '89 Volvo 740 GL and I was wondering how many yards upholstery vinyl I would need to redo the seats?
slimguy379 (author)  DejaMonet4 years ago
2 yards did my interior
I did this on my blazer and it's awesome! You can see it below.  I didn't sand it enough but it doesn't look bad.

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hi, i was wondering if it was difficult to remove and put back the peices you took off, and as well did u sand down any part befor eu painted them? thanks
um well lesson learn, on my specific car the panels are held on but nuts and a bolt glued on to each panel, you have to remove the whole door panel and access the bolts from behind. i riped the panel off with force and now have to mess around with glue, but as far as sanding... as long as you dont have a interior polish type compound on it a simple scrub with a scotch pad to rough things and clean things up a bit would make the job easier. just a layerof primer and red will do it. hope that helped
nitsuaustin5 years ago
this is really cool! I'm going to do it to my car soon. just wondering though, how much did you pay for the vinyl? I looked on ebay and i can get a yard for about 10 with 5 shipping, and that seems somewhat expensive. I might try going to a craft store that sells fabric tommorow.
slimguy379 (author)  nitsuaustin5 years ago
here in New york, within the USA we have a chain store called joan's fabric, they had it there. it was $12.99 a yrd, but with the use of a %50 off coupon (competitors coupon) i was able to get 2 yards for $12.99... no shipping lol. but have a look see at local stores.
benthekahn5 years ago
You should take a picture of it to a shop and ask how much it would cost to have this done to your car. I think it'll make you feel pretty good. Nice job, I may consider something similar when i get a car.
slimguy379 (author)  benthekahn5 years ago
oooh believe me thats the whole reason i did it DIY style, its way cheaper. plus the whole brag rights is a plus too lol
denona5 years ago
looks really good nice job the 666 on the car plate is cool