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show me your customized door panels

Hello,

I plan to kick my stock door panels of my streetrodded SC.
the panel boards are warped, heavy and baggy. I'll stack em, but won't restore em.
I have an all black interior.

Of course I've an eye on the all time famous RS door panels, nothing simpler than these as replacement.

But before going the same way as so many others, I was wondering if there are clever options that I may copy?

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You can find my build thread for my RS style door panels here. The skys the limit on design/upholstery and its more about how good you are with a sewing machine, just get a chunk of board, cut it to the right size than cover with a bit of soft foam and your fabric of choice. I did my door pulls with some red flat cord I found at my local hardware store.


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My Door Panels Also Ensure I NEVER have to sell the Car

Years ago I picked up some clean door skins on eBay. I had a friend who owns an embroidery shop embroid the Porsche Logo on each side WITH my name on the driver's side and my wife's on the passenger side.

Below are photos prior to installation. I like the finished product.







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I HATE my RS door panels. They don't match the interior at all. Love the stock ones and would trade in a heartbeat
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The earlier style was simpler, and the RS-America-ish style is simpler still. So in my case, it was as easy as putting some leather over a sheet of (waterproof, light) corrugated plastic. I also replaced the heavy door caps with some aluminum sheet that I bent on the edge of a 2x4.

This was a zero-dollar, stuff-I-had-on-hand project. The goal was to save weight, and replace the puckered, water-damaged cardboard panels I had in place.

The plastic is the same stuff those white US Post Office bins are made out of -- just a little thicker.



In this picture, you can see the aluminum, also covered in leather.



I have a cage, so the handle had to be put at an angle, the window crank is shortened, and some of the door cap had to be cut away for clearance. But here's what the end result looked like:

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With a little effort



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Oooh ah... Very nice Roland
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Nothing real clever here. Just the Rennline RS panels. Straightforward to install, however not all of the cutouts lined up perfectly. They required a bit of manipulation.
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I made my own and added arm rests for the comfort.

The cards are 1/8" plywood with many coats of sealer to fend off moisture.



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that texture of the panels together with the seats is very nice indeed!
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1/8 hardboard, basketweave material from Etsy, homemade custom leather pull straps and aluminum handles from an Austin. Low cost, love the simplicity and the look. I’m putting the same material on the dash trim this winter to match.





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1/8 hardboard, basketweave material from Etsy, homemade custom leather pull straps and aluminum handles from an Austin. Low cost, love the simplicity and the look. I’m putting the same material on the dash trim this winter to match.
Wow another great look!
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From a couple years ago....Jack approved:





Split cow on AppBiz cards with their RSR strap and handle kit.

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