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Old 10-12-2009, 11:38 AM
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morning dan. since i can not find a stitch guy i'm forced to do my own. which does not make me happy. too damn old to learn new tricks. i am building a 54 ford truck. what is your favorite material for making panels. door, kick,back wall,headliner.

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:54 AM
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I like the 100% polyurethane fabrics like Ultraleather. The pieces sew together beautifully and the seat looks great and sits great. Here's a '53 Chevy seat done with a 100% polyurethane fabric. This one looks as good as it does because it was completely re-padded. Here's how to do that: CLICK HERE
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sorry, i meant the backer board. plan is to buy good black seats then do the rest. going to be my shop truck so black is safe.
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That looks nice! Keep the picks coming
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Shine: Sorry about that, I mis-read your question. The best thing to use for panels is 1/8" ( 3MM) PVC foamboard, also called closed cell PVC or expanded PVC. It goes by the brand names Sintra, Komatex, and CelTec among others. If you live in a larger town, most sign shops have it. It comes in 4' by 8' sheets, or you can order it online through places like U.S. Plastics. They have full sheets, or also different cut sizes.
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will it form into the cab corners and headliner ?
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Pvc foamboard can be heated and formed or line bent. It can also be glued together either with contact adhesives or solvent based glue just like gluing PVC plumbing pipe. An industrial heat gun will heat it enough to make it pliable. For a headliner, you will need to cut out a section in each corner just like if it were fabric, heat it to fold down the front, back and sides, and then glue the corners together.
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