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    [Current Project] Carbon Fiber Diamond Tucked Padding On Door Panel Blanks

    Many of you may know of my Covercraft review and that I've had to redesign their crappy dash mat to suit our 2020 Ford Transit Connect. I've wanted to stay here at the forum a bit longer and add a few more details on upcoming projects for the van. Most vandwellers or vanlifers tend to create camping space inside the cargo area by including bed rails, cabinets even a sink. Well, My thought process is different. I wanted a show van but without all the shag carpeting.

    There's a couple of areas in the van where there's thin board material or blanks and I wanted to do something to them because they stick out like a sore thumb. This image shows there's two on one side of our barn doors as there different designed blanks on the other side. Also included are larger blanks on the double siding doors.
    [Current Project] Carbon Fiber Diamond Tucked Padding On Door Panel Blanks-img_19533-large-1-jpg

    Also a couple of custom panels will need to be made to fill the gap above the current blanks. The thought here is that, while driving the steel panels of the van tend to vibrate or create a low tone hum in the van. I could have small vents installed which I may do at some point anyway.

    So here's the next project I'll start working on after the dash cover has been completed. I've just order a yard of the foax carbon fiber diamond tucked material, then once delivered, I'll set out to remove each panel and attached the material to these panels.

    [Current Project] Carbon Fiber Diamond Tucked Padding On Door Panel Blanks-91cehmuygkl-_ac_sl1500_-jpg

    According to Fabric Empire, the 54'' wide x 1 yard should arrive by Mar 1st.


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    Re: [Current Project] Carbon Fiber Diamond Tucked Padding On Door Panel Blanks

    According to the UPS tracking the carbon fiber fabric should arrive later this evening. Then I'll remove one of the smaller panels and start in. it's a shame that these panels are too dense to use a staple gun to attached the fabric. I'll have to use a tack glue first then hot glue to adhere the fabric to the back side. Just need to make sure it's not bulky as not to allow the push pins to be remounted through the fabric back onto the van.


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    Re: [Current Project] Carbon Fiber Diamond Tucked Padding On Door Panel Blanks

    Last week I sent a message to the new site admin/host asking where is Mike. He later informed me that mike left the autogeek forum site and headed over to another company site. Now while mike was here, he and I spoke via PM's and if it wasn't for him I would have left a long time ago. He help me keep things in check. But now that I've learn he's gone, I've send several PMs to the site host requesting that my topics be removed and my account deleted because there's absolutely nothing here and no one here willing to support my efforts and topics. As said Mike was the only one who seem to have cared and gave a damn about me being here.

    SO I'm asking again, Please delete my two topics and then delete my account because I will not participate in a forum where Mike himself isn't here himself.

    @Nicholas@Autogeek @Meghan @Admin

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    Re: [Current Project] Carbon Fiber Diamond Tucked Padding On Door Panel Blanks

    Apparently the forum moderation team aren't willing to cooperate and I don't have an update for you on this topic simply because other matters have taken over the build. The van has bene running rough engine wise and suspension wise. We'll be able to correct the suspension issue in 1 week having new struts, sway links and a few more performance parts installed on the van. after months if not years of searching, Found a tuner shop willing to help us with this installation. I guess at some point I'll get motivated to get back into installing this padding. The goodm thing about this is the admins deleted the covercraft thread and after 1 year f driving around with this crappy dash cover, we located a seamstress shop willing to sew a custom dash cover for the van. I've seen there work and this dash will look 100x better then the cover craft version. this time around, going with a darker color with textures very similar to the diamond tucked carbon fiber.


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