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#1 2018-11-22 00:36:20

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 249

Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

The cold weather is making me notice a cold draught coming from the front of the van. Part of this has to be the plastic door panels being a nice heat exchanger with outside.

So I've bought some 4 way stretch carpet to cover them with. I'm also eventually going to do the sliding doors and some exposed metal, but I'll do the front door panels first because I can replace them if I totally balls it up!

Anyone done it before and have any tips?

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Last edited by kenbw2 (2018-11-22 01:25:42)


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Upcoming Camper
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#2 2018-11-22 18:17:20

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,210

Re: Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

No but thought about it when i had my Expert. Looked a right pain of a job so never bothered. I did do the dash on my present van.   

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#3 2019-01-18 21:37:35

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 234

Re: Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

I chickened out of doing mine and insulated behind them with cheap camping mat and that plastic wool stuff.  Then I realised that I had blocked the cavity for the window to wind down into. kiss  Worked well on the side and rear doors though, big improvement.  There is room to glue some camping mat behind the window channels though.

My beds are made up from the front and rear seats so you sleep right next to both doors.  After insulating the doors it's incredible how much cold radiates off the door pillars though.  And there is not much you can do to insulate them.  In the worst weather I use a self inflating camping mat on edge between the sides of the seat and the doors.  Fits snug from front to back, keeps out the cold from the pillar, and gives a padded edge to the side of the bed rather than the cold doors.  I carry the mat for outdoor use in summer anyway.

Some tricky fitting work there Casper, nice job.

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#4 2019-01-19 01:01:08

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

OAT wrote:

Some tricky fitting work there Casper, nice job.

Nah i kid you not. 13 screws and that dash is out and in your hands. 10 minutes to take out all the air vents and its just spray glue and throw carpet on. The recess on the passenger side could be better but its a warmer feel and some less echo what is great when on a euro trip.

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#5 2019-01-20 19:43:56

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 249

Re: Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

I ended up doing this in the end. I started with the front door panels because if I make a right hash of it I can just replace the plastic door panel.

It came out okay though:

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I still want to put some carpet inside the middle pocket as a bit of cold air comes through there, and I probably should sort out the speaker hole.

Question is am I brave enough to do the metal pillars.

Last edited by kenbw2 (2019-01-20 19:45:14)


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Upcoming Camper
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Camper Conversion + full time home
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#6 2019-01-22 02:42:38

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 481

Re: Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

kenbw2 wrote:

Question is am I brave enough to do the metal pillars.

After tackling the door ................ I don't see why not




If the carpet on the door overlaps the door rubber/seal........ Does it soak up water/moisture from outside?

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#7 2019-01-25 22:12:30

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
Posts: 187

Re: Has anyone here added stretch carpet to their front door panels?

vaz2121 wrote:
kenbw2 wrote:

Question is am I brave enough to do the metal pillars.

After tackling the door ................ I don't see why not




If the carpet on the door overlaps the door rubber/seal........ Does it soak up water/moisture from outside?

This is exactly whats happening at my back door. Seems there has been a constant pool of water to the rear of the wheel arch, as demonstrated by the rotten wood I discovered a few weeks ago.

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