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TimO Jul 18, 1:28am - #225738 

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What I did today - suede door panel insert

Well ... if you didnt get it from the title...

I made a custom suede door panel insert, blue obviously. And the best part is... it matches my shift knob perfectly!!!! grin
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Larry_GTS Jul 18, 1:32am - #225739 
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thats kick as how did you do it , please tell me smile looks great .
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v3n0m Jul 18, 1:37am - #225740 

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^ It's really easy. You just cut out a piece of suede in the shape of the panel and then you get something really flat, like a flat screwdriver, and you just tuck it in. It should only take 5-10 mins to do, depending how "nice" you want it to look.
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Weasel Jul 18, 1:39am - #225741 

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Looks sweet good job!

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Maxx Jul 18, 1:41am - #225742 

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wow, that looks great! gj thumbsup

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TimO Jul 18, 1:47am - #225743 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ It's really easy. You just cut out a piece of suede in the shape of the panel and then you get something really flat, like a flat screwdriver, and you just tuck it in. It should only take 5-10 mins to do, depending how "nice" you want it to look.


What she siad, cept I used a butter knife to tuck it in. And if you do it i suggest you buy a LOT more matieral than you need. About 3x more, just in case you dont get the fitament (spelling?) right the first time. I cut it out about 3 times to get that fit. it deff looks more pimp now thumbsup i love it.
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Live42day Jul 18, 1:52am - #225744 

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thumbsup Nice job man! thumbsup

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Larry_GTS Jul 18, 2:30am - #225745 
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every time I'm going to stop spending my cash I find something easy that looks nice . I'll be doing that soon. smile but don't know what color to do i'm thinking yellow might be to much with my car being yellow and all .
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TimO Jul 18, 2:36am - #225746 

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nooooo do it yellow! thumbsup
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Larry_GTS Jul 18, 2:37am - #225747 
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I was wondering if the suede would get dirty and messed up really quick, would you want to use a micro suede insted. Also, can you coat that stuff with a protectent so that it doesn't get messed up.
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Speed4TheNeed Jul 18, 2:43am - #225748 

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looks great. nice, cheap mod thumbsup
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oas Jul 18, 2:47am - #225749 
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Tru_gts Jul 18, 3:55am - #225750 
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RyOlSe Jul 18, 4:16am - #225751 

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wow hey that did come out nice looking, maybe if you find some kind of resin that will dry verticaly with out the need of sanding afterward [/color]

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SmutasticGT Jul 18, 4:52am - #225752 

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Zero Jul 18, 5:57am - #225753 

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hey Timo, how's the fitment? does it come out a bit or is the fabric you used sorta thick?

nice job dude! thumbsup

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cycocelica Jul 18, 7:16am - #225754 

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Originally Posted by TimO
Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ It's really easy. You just cut out a piece of suede in the shape of the panel and then you get something really flat, like a flat screwdriver, and you just tuck it in. It should only take 5-10 mins to do, depending how "nice" you want it to look.


What she siad , cept I used a butter knife to tuck it in. And if you do it i suggest you buy a LOT more matieral than you need. About 3x more, just in case you dont get the fitament (spelling?) right the first time. I cut it out about 3 times to get that fit. it deff looks more pimp now thumbsup i love it.


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GraSSRooTs Jul 18, 6:51pm - #225755 

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Did mine a couple months ago, even though I wasn't very pleased with the quality of the cloth I used...
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GraSSRooTs Jul 18, 6:53pm - #225756 

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Originally Posted by TimO
Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ It's really easy. You just cut out a piece of suede in the shape of the panel and then you get something really flat, like a flat screwdriver, and you just tuck it in. It should only take 5-10 mins to do, depending how "nice" you want it to look.


What she siad, cept I used a butter knife to tuck it in. And if you do it i suggest you buy a LOT more matieral than you need. About 3x more, just in case you dont get the fitament (spelling?) right the first time. I cut it out about 3 times to get that fit. it deff looks more pimp now thumbsup i love it.

Ya I made 2 or 3 prototypes before I got it right, where did you buy your cloth, I want to get some suede myself.

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drkramm Jul 18, 7:05pm - #225757 
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i had some fur ones white sheep skin and long gray fur deffintly pimpin had the white on for awhile

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TimO Jul 18, 7:09pm - #225758 

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Just some local fabric shop, its the first one I tried. I just walked in and siad "Hello, I'd like to purchase some fine blue suede fabric this wonderful evening." And she showed me a few things and I decided on that one, its really really nice. thumbsup
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tgts2000 Jul 18, 7:34pm - #225759 

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Looks nice man, good job. I tried that once, it looked like shit so I took it out and havent done it again since. Since this post I may try it again!! thumbsup
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hkysk8r86 Jul 18, 7:42pm - #225760 

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Looks nice Timo, Might have to do that one myself thumbsup
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TimO Jul 18, 10:12pm - #225761 

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Thanks guys for all the compliments! Glad I could offer some inspiration too thumbsup

But I've got to say this agian. I LOVE the way it turned out! grin I was thinking today that I'm gunna have to spray it with some kind of water proof stuff though huh?
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truboo Jul 18, 11:11pm - #225762 
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Sancho Jul 18, 11:59pm - #225763 

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Any inserts look good on a silver Celica with a black interior? confused

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beans Jul 19, 12:02am - #225764 
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Blondie Jul 19, 3:17am - #225765 

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looks really nice like it was done professionally. i didn't think it was that easy to do..

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Evan Jul 19, 4:50am - #225766 

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Nice job thumbsup

You said it matches your shift knob.. let's see grin

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TimO Jul 19, 5:58pm - #225767 

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^^ haha okay, ill post a pic of that tonight when i get home from work! thumbsup
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celicaboy Jul 19, 7:00pm - #225768 

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nice thumbsup thumbsup
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sickcelica696 Jul 19, 7:11pm - #225769 
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If you cant get the fitment right, like i had to cut out like 5 panels, I eventually took that little seciton out of the door, then since it was free, scretched the fabric and tacked it on the back,looks just as nice as his
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ragingpaseo Jul 19, 7:14pm - #225770 
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suede, hum, fancy... thumbsup
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AZZKIKR Jul 19, 7:44pm - #225771 

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did you glue the underside with anything (spray adhesive???)...or did you just cut it, and tuck it in???
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sickcelica696 Jul 19, 8:02pm - #225772 
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he probably just cut and tuck
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TimO Jul 19, 11:02pm - #225773 

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I just tucked it in smile its not going anywhere for a while. i didnt want to glue it in, cause what if it wears and or fades or gets stained or something? (god forbid!)

but ive got plenty of extra fabric to make at least 6 more pairs of inserts, so im set! grin
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TimO Jul 20, 11:19pm - #225774 

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Sorry it took so long for me to take this pic, but last night was a busy night for my gauge cluster! Heres the pic of the whole interior (which I love!)
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TimO Jul 20, 11:20pm - #225775 

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Oh btw, the shift knob looks lighter than it is because the door panel is in the shade and the knob is in the sunlight. But believe me, it matches PERFECTLY
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Stephen Jul 21, 2:04pm - #225776 
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^ What kind of shift knob? BTW, looks awesome thumbsup
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TimO Jul 21, 5:40pm - #225777 

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Thanks steve! Ichibahn Tour Series thumbsup
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GraSSRooTs Jul 21, 7:26pm - #225778 

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Looks great. Ichiban is kinda ricey but their shift knobs are cool, my friend has an Ichiban shift knob in his Camaro and it looks cool. Just don't buy too much of their stuff, or put their decal on you window, like my friend with the Camaro did... rofl

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Justice Jul 21, 8:22pm - #225779 

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thumbsup TIMO thumbsupGrassroots ... timo i know suede.. grassroots what kind of material did you use.. i likey a lot!
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TimO Jul 21, 10:53pm - #225780 

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Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Looks great. Ichiban is kinda ricey but their shift knobs are cool, my friend has an Ichiban shift knob in his Camaro and it looks cool. Just don't buy too much of their stuff, or put their decal on you window, like my friend with the Camaro did... rofl


LMAO rofl rofl

I agree one hundred percent on the ricey-ness of ichibahn, but I REALLY liked this shift knob. Its the only other one besides the MOMO F-16 EVO knob in blue that really stood out to me. thumbsup So I just bit the bullet and got it. The only other way I would switch it is if I could get the MOMO.
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Virtuous_One Jul 22, 12:50am - #225781 

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Dude!...that is the coolest cheapest mod I've ever seen!...Good job man...That is tite!... thumbsup thumbsup
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GraSSRooTs Jul 22, 4:11pm - #225782 

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Originally Posted by Justice
thumbsup TIMO thumbsupGrassroots ... timo i know suede.. grassroots what kind of material did you use.. i likey a lot!

I'm not even sure, its this "stretchy" cloth stuff, I bought it thinking it would be easy to work with, since in stretches. I grabbed a huge sheet of it down at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

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GTSHYPR Jul 22, 7:18pm - #225783 
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Did you remove the panel first or did you just put the fabric over it and trace out the design?

Did you remove the the cloth or leather the was originally there or did you just put the fabric over it?

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Celica2k Jul 22, 9:24pm - #225784 

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looks pretty nice.
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TimO Jul 22, 10:44pm - #225785 

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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Did you remove the panel first or did you just put the fabric over it and trace out the design?

Did you remove the the cloth or leather the was originally there or did you just put the fabric over it?


I didnt remove anything, I just traced over it. and then I just layed the suede over top of it and tucked it in thumbsup and it still wont budge!
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hkysk8r86 Jul 23, 12:16am - #225786 

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Originally Posted by TimO
Thanks guys for all the compliments! Glad I could offer some inspiration too thumbsup

But I've got to say this agian. I LOVE the way it turned out! grin I was thinking today that I'm gunna have to spray it with some kind of water proof stuff though huh?


Use Scotch Guard, it'll make sure that shit doesn't get watermarks or harmed for a while!
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Originally Posted by Maxx
wow, that looks great! gj thumbsup



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