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Old 08-22-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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So things got slow at work today and well to be honest no one there knows what I do anyway other than that im always fabricating something for customers so I decided to do something about the crappy cheap appearance of my door panels since my upholstery shop is just about to have my new seat skins done and my console should here next week along with a pint of tuxedo black to use on all the plastic dash panels.

So here is what I did. Its basically just removing the door panels, grinding off the plastic rivets, removing the panels then covering them with black carbon fiber wrap, then removing the cheap silver speaker grills and painting them gloss black for some consistency. That way the door just has one grey line which will go good with my new black seats with grey insert and threading.

Also I ground down some screws and added washers to secure the panels back on just dont take off too much of the plastic rivet and your good to put your screws in there.

The 1st pic is before and the rest is during and after.

Theres also a few pics there just for anyone who needs to know what the inside of their panels looks like (panels clips, snaps etc).
And if your removing it you 1st take off the panel behind the door handle to get to the 1st 8mm bolt and then the cover off from the bottom of the door pull to get the 2nd 8mm bolt. Then there are 2 6mm screws at the very bottom of the panel. After that just lift straight up and its off.
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And the finished product...
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Looks pretty good, but now that light grey looks out of place to me.
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i wish i could carbon fiber wrap my dash like that as far as the pillars around the front of the passenger seat abouve the glove box and the piece where the head lights switch is, but these damn lower models dont come apart like the fx2/fx4 packages which is stupid
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Looks pretty good, but now that light grey looks out of place to me.
totally agree but when I get the 2 tone leather seats with grey and black I think itll look right then...k8nda like an accent.
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i wish i could carbon fiber wrap my dash like that as far as the pillars around the front of the passenger seat abouve the glove box and the piece where the head lights switch is, but these damn lower models dont come apart like the fx2/fx4 packages which is stupid
Yea I totally agree. The fix im gonna use there is to paint them "in place" tuxedo black. Ill let you know how it turns out so you can do it too if you like it.
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I just want a fix to making the center console/cup holder look better. I hate it when ford uses painted on interior pieces, just make that piece in the right color mould and be done with it.
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Yea I totally agree. The fix im gonna use there is to paint them "in place" tuxedo black. Ill let you know how it turns out so you can do it too if you like it.
I was thinking of doing a fiberglass mold of those pieces and sending them out to get hydro dipped with a red carbon fiber
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I was thinking of doing a fiberglass mold of those pieces and sending them out to get hydro dipped with a red carbon fiber
uhh yea that would look really good...lotta work but really good
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