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S3 door card material

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:55 pm

I was wondering if someone could post a nice close up of the material (oem) on an S3 door card? Is the
recess area material the same as the rest of the card covering?
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:20 pm

Yes, Greg, the material is same. I have my Coupe's doors apart, so if you don't have any other offers, I could loan you one of my recessed pieces. But, at least for time being, I will reuse the upholstery. I'm thinking about doing the seats and doors in leather, but my checkbook may need a break before spending for that.

Did you ever get your brake issue fixed? I'm still stumbling w/ my camera and windows 10.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks Roger. My entire interior was done in brown/oatmeal many years ago and has not
aged well, along with not liking brown. I'm slowly putting it all back to black. I currently have
some buffalo hide type of material that I'll probably use, barring any pics of something different
that should be there.

Brake issue is a stumper. Air is pretty much out of the system but still a long pedal. I think
it was you who suggested perhaps the grooves of the calipers weren't perfectly clean and the
seal could be sitting proud is some areas. I suspect this to be a cause in my rear calipers.
Taking them apart again is plan....C.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Later cars had the basket weave type inserts, earlier cars like yours indeed had matching material.

The material must be fairly common stuff, some years ago when I had an upholstery guy recover mine, he had it on hand.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:19 am

You might check w/ Famous Frank who does all the special pieces for type 26's. The seats are the same and he sells a replacement seat cover . I'll bet he has the fabric in bulk to do door cards.

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:24 am

I'll check... Thanks.
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