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Old 08-27-2010, 07:21 PM
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How to upholster windshield posts ? ? ?

I have a 1965 Musstang and wish to upholster the windshield posts to have a more modern look to the.

My thoughts which mot likely are not the easy way to go about this task are:

Cover the windshield posts with urethane foam, shape as desired, fiberglass, remove, upholster and then reinstall.

What are other ways to do this task?

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I have a 1965 Musstang and wish to upholster the windshield posts to have a more modern look to the.

My thoughts which mot likely are not the easy way to go about this task are:

Cover the windshield posts with urethane foam, shape as desired, fiberglass, remove, upholster and then reinstall.

What are other ways to do this task?
I don't understand why you want to make a '65 'stang have a modern look . I like it all original .
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Yes, why would you even think about doing that, it really doesn't make sense. You also have about four steps to your process when two would work fine. What would the urethane foam step and the fiberglass step accomplish other than making the posts as fat as a Churchill cigar? It wouldlook stupid in that car. Can you explain better why you want to do this?
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Yes, why would you even think about doing that, it really doesn't make sense. You also have about four steps to your process when two would work fine. What would the urethane foam step and the fiberglass step accomplish other than making the posts as fat as a Churchill cigar? It wouldlook stupid in that car. Can you explain better why you want to do this?
So you are saying just glue the upholstery to the metal post? How would I mount tweeters and hide the wires?

Oh, you ask why? Because it is how I want it, part of what hotrodding is all about I thought, making it your way.
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You are absolutely right, you should do it the way you want. You didn't say why you wanted to cover the posts. Where are the tweeters going to be mounted? Are there moldings that covers the posts?
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The way I would approach this is to go on the inner body in the kick panel area and cut a hole with a hole saw and run a electricians fish tape up thru the window post and pull in my wire bundle to overhead..then on the window moldings a fellow could use contact cement and wrap the existing molding...now it may be easier to run the wire bundle to the rear of the car and up thru the sail panel and then to wherever and what ever like to a overhead console..Longer wire run but maybe more practical..Gotta make life easy for the stitchers and trimmers..

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You are absolutely right, you should do it the way you want. You didn't say why you wanted to cover the posts. Where are the tweeters going to be mounted? Are there moldings that covers the posts?
Sorry I didnt say why I want to do it this way. It is because the complete dash is from a 2001 Mustang GT and I want the posts to match the late model look as close as possible. I also want a pair of tweeters mounted in the upper corners of the a pillars and would like to have them moulded in, not surface mounted.
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Then what you need to do is make removable moldings to cover the posts and upholster them. Fiberglass is probably your best bet. Then you have to create a mounting hole for the tweeters in the posts, run your wires, install the speakers, and cover them with the moldings you make.
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