I had a little downtime waiting on parts, so I decided to do something fun with the interior. At first I was going to paint the dash black, but the red kind of grew on me, so I decided to keep it. The doors cards on the other hand had to go! The faded salmon carpet look is not very appealing.
I got the idea from the new door cards from the classic Porsche 911 RS. The fabrication was a bit of a pain in the butt due to 3D shaped door frame, but I think it turned out ok. In the future I might upgrade the top trim to something a little firmer. I currently have mattress foam in there, but I think pink insulation foam might be a little more fitting.
Fitting a cardboard cutout.
Cut door card from 1/8 particle board using the cardboard cutout.
Applying thin foam padding. My friend had some foam sheets in the shop that worked great.
Applying black vinyl using 3M Hi-Strengh 90 spray adhesive. This stuff works great!
Turned out pretty good for my first try. At first the vinyl started to bubble up, and I thought maybe the adhesive was reacting to the foam, but it all smoothed out as the glue dried.
Finished top trim. I used thicker foam here, which was a bit too soft. Might change it to something a little more firm in the future.
Fitting 3D printed door ribbon trim.
3D printed ribbon clip adapter to attach the ribbon to the door lock cable.
Cut an opening in the door frame to route the door lock cable.
Fitting everything together. I plan to print the white ribbon trim in black ABS.
Finished Porsche RS Style Door Cards
Just printed a black PLA trim piece last night. Need to make a heated bed for my printer in order to print ABS.