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Postby cablerunners » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:50 pm

Hi All,

Has anyone upholstered the interior of thier TD?

I'm thinking it may be fun to do the inside roof in upholstered panels.

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Postby doug hodder » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:02 pm

Phil...there are a lot of great fabrics out there to upholster a tear in...but you would want to make sure that you ventilate it well during and after a camping trip...moisture would turn it into a petri dish, and you don't want mold....I don't know where you live, if it's desert conditions, not a big issue....if you're in a high humidity environment...something to think about... :thinking: doug
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Postby cablerunners » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:01 am

Thanks Doug...

Good Point! If we do Upholster I'll look at Marine Grade Mold Resistance Vinal.

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Postby Ma3tt » Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:08 am

I've been meaning to get this picture up. and this is a good time.

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this is a 47 Kit like mine all crushed velvet and shag. Bright yellow exterior, the guy who owned was hilarious. Spamboree '05
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Postby Gaston » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:38 pm

I covered the ceiling in RV headliner material and the side walls in short nap light weight carpet. Light weight ,easier than painting and reasonably cheap to do.
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Postby Joanne » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:06 pm

Reminds me of some of the vans during the '70s. Ooops, I'm giving too much away!

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Ma3tt wrote:I've been meaning to get this picture up. and this is a good time.

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Postby doug hodder » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:13 pm

Good one Joanne, .....I had a 51 Chev. suburban and the roof was done up in shag carpeting in 1970...hey...I was a stupid kid..but it made it warm when camping in Alaska, and at the time...welllll...let's just say fathers didn't want their girls going out with me.....Doug :lol:
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Postby angib » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:30 am

Joanne wrote:Reminds me of some of the vans during the '70s. Ooops, I'm giving too much away!

You're 'giving too much away' or you 'gave too much away'?

A crushed velvet and shag interior does sound ready for action - helped by the fact that in British the word 'shag' isn't a dance, it's an activity. Though come to think of it, it is sorta 'horizontal dancing'.

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Postby Joanne » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:53 am

Ok, before my reputation is forever besmirched, I was referring to giving away may age....not about being of questionable moral character. :angel:

Still, there were a lot of girls who got in trouble in one of those vans and a lot of unhappy fathers when his daughters date showed up in one.

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Joanne wrote:Reminds me of some of the vans during the '70s. Ooops, I'm giving too much away!

You're 'giving too much away' or you 'gave too much away'?

A crushed velvet and shag interior does sound ready for action - helped by the fact that in British the word 'shag' isn't a dance, it's an activity. Though come to think of it, it is sorta 'horizontal dancing'.

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Postby cablerunners » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:14 am

Hi All,

Thanks for the replies! :)

The velvet and shag does bring back the 70s! 8)

Gaston, I really like what you did with the headliner and carpet...

Did you use a spay on adhesive to glue the head liner and carpeting?

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Postby GPW » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:27 am

I actually worked for a company that did van interiors ... I did the murals and paint work ... ended up doing about 8 vans for myself over time ... used fabric and carpet in abundance , and never a problem , even in our "killer" Humidity ... all were vented .... and waterproof ...."camping" trips were FUN !!! Vans were great for all sorts of spontaneous activies .... Ahhhhh!!! the 60's and 70's :)

Fabric was stapled/glued over a 1/2" foam padding onto a piece of thin ply or cheap paneling ... panel then screwed to ribs..many wild variations possible ... panels easily changed if damaged ...
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Postby angib » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:16 am

How come you never see:

"Don't laugh - your daughter's inside"

written on vans any more?

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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:36 am

angib wrote:How come you never see:

"Don't laugh - your daughter's inside"

written on vans any more?

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:lol: :lol: :? Thier momma's have conceal carry permits. ;)
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Postby Gaston » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:59 pm

Hi cablerunner
I used brush on contact cement on the sides and spray contact cement on the ceiling. both were done flat on the bench to make controling the fabric and glue easier ;)
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