This is the 5th car I have reupholstered the door cards in, so I think my opinion will be a little bias... I think its really easy, took less than 15min for each door.
What I did:
Took the door card out
Cleaned with simple green
applied 3m spray adhesive
cut a rectangle of fabric larger than that door card
starting at one end roll on the fabric, pat it down as you go
once at the end flip over to back of door card
spray the edges of the door card (back side) with adhesive
Fold excess fabric over
use a razor and cut the hole out for the door handle (or astray, vent, etc,,)
I wish i took step by step pics, next time...
BLUE 88 FOX 1.8L
thanks! Once an idea pops in my head, I just have to do it or it will bug the hell out of me...that radio surround was a real PITA....
remove old shift boot
remove base from old shift boot
cut out a square (material of your choice) that is about 3x the size of the shifter opening (mite want to go bigger, my shifter is only 1/2 the length of the stock shifter)
cut a hole in the middle
slip over shifter
Feed material into hole around shifter into a natural looking form
cut a 1" wide ax 3" long strip
Cover back of strip with adhesive
Tightly wrap strip around fabric right at the base of shifter
Snap shifter base on
I found this the easiest way to make a shift boot, and I think it looks great.
I will get some close up shots soon. I finished the interior up tonight. I covered the center console, and placed a red strip separating the fabric and the carpet on the door cards. I also wrapped the e brake handle, door handles, and oh $hit! handle in hemp . Now im looking for some nice quality 2 tone beaded seat covers .