DeLorean Door Card Foam Replacement

My DeLorean‘s now 39 years old, which means it’s got a long list of “nice to haves” that either need some attention or just outright need replacing. One example is the foam in the door upholstery – that collapsed into a black powder a long time ago and left the doors completely flat, hard, and with no depth to them. So let’s fix that! DeLorean Go offer a Door Card Foam Repair Kit with what you need. Since I’m in Australia I ordered the kit with the two tubes of glue instead of the tin of glue. I personally would’ve found it better to use 3 tubes of glue and I would recommend you buy 3 just in case, but you can definitely make do with just 2 tubes.

DeLorean Door Upholstery Padding Before

DeLorean Door Upholstery Padding Before

As far as jobs go this one is more fiddly than actually tricky. There’s a trick to popping the doors out that involves having the window down while you do it, and make sure you completely vacuum out the old foam dust from all the pockets. It’s also important to keep the vinyl stretched taut over the backing piece as you work, and also apply the glue to both surfaces and let them dry a little bit before pressing them together. Finally, this is a good time to replace your door’s fir tree fasteners if your old ones have gotten all mangled up.

The end result should look something like this – the extra curves & shaped definition in the vinyl are subtle, but definitely there and make it look that little bit better!

DeLorean Door Upholstery Padding After

DeLorean Door Upholstery Padding After

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