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Reapolstering the rear deck

What you'll need:
- material of choice (I used orange vinyl)
- Adhesive of choice, I suggest aresol can spray (Duro all-purpose)
-Rear deck cover
-Padding, very good idea but not required





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1. Remove old cloth from board. Don't worry about the padding behind it. That's not salvagable.


I got rid of my headrests so I fiberglassed and then bondo'd the holes up.



2.Cut the padding and the material at least 2 inches bigger then the board all around.




3. Spray adhesive to rear deck and padding wait a 2-3 minutes then spray again let the two sit for 1-2 minutes then put the two together and trim access padding including all holes.


4. Spray adhesive to padding (that's on the rear deck) and the material that you'll be using let sit for a 2-3 minutes then spray again let sit for 1-2 minutes. Set the board on the material.


5. Spray both the back side of the board and the back side of the material on the part that bends down (see pic for reference). Fold material over lip of board


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6. Cut material around corners for easy fitment. Rule of thumb is this... when going around a corner or edge cut triangles when going in and cut slits when going out (see pictures for reference)




7. Spray adhesive on both the back of the board and back of the material. Fold material over and firmly press in place.




8. Cut out all the holes for the seat belts, child seat hook covers, Head rests, plastic rivets and plastic pillar cover tabs.






9. Insert child seat hook covers.


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10. Install rear deck cover.










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great write up...i have a lot to do this summer....

i really like the 'soft' look it gives the rear deck, idk what fabric i will use though, not to keen on vinyl, gets to hot
 
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i do also really like that!

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I need to know where u got that vinyl? I wanna do my door panels and my rear deck. I'm gonna do em in black tho. They looks sweet man. Does any LS or LT produced have black door panels??? I wanna buy some.

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And did u paint ur interior trim or what it looks sweet as hell. If so, did u take it to a shop to get painted.

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Damn man that looks good...Ohio huh?...Your only a hop skip and a jump from me...why not come help me do that...lol

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common nugz...duffy is from White Bear Lake, MN says his info bar

IM from Ohio
 
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Oh crap I looked at gibson...lol My bad...Hell thats even closer...

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I need to know where u got that vinyl? I wanna do my door panels and my rear deck. I'm gonna do em in black tho. They looks sweet man. Does any LS or LT produced have black door panels??? I wanna buy some.

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And did u paint ur interior trim or what it looks sweet as hell. If so, did u take it to a shop to get painted.
yes there are stock black interiors, i have it, well...its black from the windows down
 
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