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Old 02-24-2021, 11:49 PM   #1
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Seems I read somewhere that no padding was installed in door panels originally. Yes or no?
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:18 AM   #2
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I don't know but suspect not. I know that restorers would stuff newspaper in the doors to make them sound better. Nowadays the available sound dampening material would be better.
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Vern,
Do you mean between the upholstery and the backing, or in the door for insulation? There is a little padding between the actual upholstery and the carboard backing. On the door panels and the side panels of the rear of a Tudor. The other panels do not have padding.
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I have never found any padding on the doors or any of the side panels in Model A's. The interiors I have installed have no padding in the door panels.
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Seems I read somewhere that no padding was installed in door panels originally. Yes or no?
Vern, you gotta help out a little more. What bodystyle? Tell us which bodystyle and I probably can give you the part number for the wadding (-correct nomenclature for "padding") on whatever panel you are referring to.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:14 AM   #6
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Vern, you gotta help out a little more. What bodystyle? Tell us which bodystyle and I probably can give you the part number for the wadding (-correct nomenclature for "padding") on whatever panel you are referring to.
That would be between the cardboard panel and the upholstery. The door bezel seems to not allow any space for padding and even installing over fabric would be a tight fit
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:16 AM   #7
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I have never found any padding on the doors or any of the side panels in Model A's. The interiors I have installed have no padding in the door panels.
So itís just interior fabric against the door cardboard panel?
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:17 AM   #8
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Vern, you gotta help out a little more. What bodystyle? Tell us which bodystyle and I probably can give you the part number for the wadding (-correct nomenclature for "padding") on whatever panel you are referring to.
Oh yeah, a special coupe
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On your Special Coupe, there should be a thin wadding of cotton material between the panel board and the fabric on door panels and the small lower side panels between the door and seat back. Most current upholstery kits will use a thin foam. I use a 1/4" cotton batting from a quilting shop.
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What do you guys use for panel board?
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:47 PM   #11
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What do you guys use for panel board?
I bought mine at Perfect Fit upholstery supply. Twenty dollars for two boards, enough to do both doors. Picked up at will call to save on shipping.
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Your local upholstery supply stores should carry water resistant panel board.
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