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Old 01-21-2005, 08:12 PM
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door upholstery question (re vacuum formed doors)

My 64 thunderbird is coming along great... I found a new rear 1/4 window motor from Canada so i don't have to worry about getting that anymore. My floor boards are just about finished, my new carpet is sitting around getting ready to be installed. New digital gauges are just about done (hopefully Monday or Tuesday) Now its onto getting the locks and handles shaved, antenna "frenched" (i don't think thats the right word but its the one i'm gonna use), and the slow tedious work of redoing the interior.

Now onto my question My 64 tbirds front 2 door panels are in decent shape, but not great.

I can defiantly save them by reinforcing there backs with fiberglass, building up the lips again with some glass, installing new door carpet (i already have) reupholstering the center section where the door "leaner" is (the part that you can rest your arm on when your driving (i don't know its proper name)) but the top of the panels have some cracking in them and they are vacuum formed supposedly
see up by the lock plunger hole. I'm not too worried about staying stock as you could tell by all the mods i'm in the process of doing. What are my choices for reupholstering/repairing this section. I was thinking of using a razor knife and cutting out the vacuum formed section and then putting new foam down that was flat, and just laying some new vinyl on it, possibly filling the grooves with some sort of bondo, spray foam or fiberglass and then reupholstering. or if there was some sort of vinyl repair stuff that once the panel was redyed would disappear (i don't know if this type of thing exists though.) Any other ideas from you guys on how i could fix these cracks. there is one or two on both panels and the one in the picture is the worst. I tried to do a search but really didn't know what to search for, so i was kind of lost
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