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door cards

Postby Johnno » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:35 am

Hi all,are door cards available or has anyone got a set for a `52? Would prefer a used set to match the unrestored condition of my car.
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Re: door cards

Postby JohnV » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:02 pm

Will be curious to watch this thread and see if any door cards turn up.

I can go one better: I need a complete, entire interior for my 1949 Tourer. Came with nothing that was correct for the car.

One day ...
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Re: door cards

Postby RobThomas » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:57 am

Johnno. i MAY have a set but they'd be quite messy, having come from HFH200 some years ago. I'll have a look. I would only have saved them for the fabric so they may be worse than you would want to fit to your car. I'll go for a wander down to the sheds later today.
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Re: door cards

Postby WPR678B » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:31 pm

RobThomas wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:57 am
from HFH200
Then they will be better than any I may have as the best I had went into her! :lol:


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Re: door cards

Postby RobThomas » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:36 pm

Oh, and there I woz thinkin' you were just havin' a clear-out when you built it! :D :D :D
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Re: door cards

Postby RobThomas » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Poop. Looks like I used them to supply the patches for our '52 trim panels. All I could find were the rear side pieces.
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Re: door cards

Postby philipkearney » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:19 pm

In the same vein as Johnno and JohnV, if anyone has or knows where to get a set of door cards in beige for an early 50 saloon, I'd be very interested. The rest of the interior is in great condition and has lovely patina but the material on the door cards is torn and frayed around the edges. In the absence of replacements, it may need to be some careful gluing to make do.

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Re: door cards

Postby Nickol » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:47 pm

I assume you know about these? Or perhaps I misunderstand what you are looking for.

https://newtoncomm.co.uk/collections/2- ... oor-panels
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Re: door cards

Postby philipkearney » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:25 pm

Hi Nickol,

Thanks for the link, these are the sort of door cards I was looking for. I was vaguely aware of these being available from NC. I was really hoping to find some original ones to match the original interior which has nicely aged. These new door cards may not match too well being new but good to know they are available. Just need to find a way to age them to match the remaining interior.

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Re: door cards

Postby JohnV » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Not sure, but I'm not convinced Newton Commercials has a match for the original vinyl on the door cards, whatever colour.

Has anyone asked?

NC confirmed to me last month they don't have an exact match for the buff fibreboard used for the parcel shelf and scuttle (kick) panels on the early cars.
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Re: door cards

Postby philipkearney » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:08 pm

Hi John

I received a sample, in beige, yesterday from Newton Commercial so I can compare with my interior. I only need the door cards, the rest of the interior is really good, so I want something that looks like a reasonable match. From a first glance, it looks ok but not exact. I'll compare the sample with the car at the weekend and will report back.

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Re: door cards

Postby philipkearney » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Hi John

I mentioned the other week that I had received a sample of MM beige vinyl from Newton Commercial.

I have now compared it with the original door cards from the car and whilst the actual colour is not a great match, the pattern of the vinyl is quite good and looks like original. If you were replacing all of the interior, I think it would be fine, but if you were mixing new and original then the colour match isn't great.

I'll just need to keep looking for a decent second hand set of door cards !

Philip

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Re: door cards

Postby JohnV » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 pm

Thanks, Philip. Appreciate the research.

I do in fact need to replace the entire interior (see article on my car in the current Sep/Oct issue of Minor Matters), but am not quite there yet so will let this play out a bit.

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... I had received a sample of MM beige vinyl from Newton Commercial.

I have now compared it with the original door cards from the car and whilst the actual colour is not a great match, the pattern of the vinyl is quite good and looks like original. If you were replacing all of the interior, I think it would be fine, but if you were mixing new and original then the colour match isn't great.

I'll just need to keep looking for a decent second hand set of door cards !
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: door cards

Postby philipkearney » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Hi John

My copy of the magazine came in last week and I quickly scanned your article. Looking forward to reading it in more detail. Looks like a big challenge but it will be fantastic when it's finished.

In some ways, a whole new interior may be easier than trying to match old and new. A complete interior from Newton Commercial might be ok.

Looking forward to seeing your progress in due course.

All the best

Philip

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Re: door cards

Postby RobThomas » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:56 pm

Just taken delivery of a special sprayable colour tint for Rexine to remove 'steering wheel stains' from my front seats. Will take photos next week when I do it. In the meantime, John...https://ratchford.co.uk/product-categor ... thercloth/
https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... -vinyl.php
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Re: door cards

Postby JohnV » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Rob: Thanks for these. As I'm roughly 2 years away from starting to think about the interior, I hope others who've had to re-create a (maroon-piped) interior from thin air will share their expertise meanwhile.

Just to give you an idea (per the Minor Matters piece), I presently have no seats, side panels, door panels, or scuttle panels. Am hoping I can find at least seats to restore in North America, as shipping a set of seats from the UK sounds like £££ ...

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Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Just taken delivery of a special sprayable colour tint for Rexine to remove 'steering wheel stains' from my front seats. Will take photos next week when I do it. In the meantime, John...https://ratchford.co.uk/product-categor ... thercloth/
https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... -vinyl.php
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: door cards

Postby philipkearney » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:00 am

Hi Rob

Many thanks for the two links for the suppliers. I don't suppose you know whether either of them supply a beige vinyl that is anywhere close to matching the original MM beige ? Everything available seems to be a very bright beige rather than the deeper yellow beige of the original cars.

Thanks

Philip

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Re: door cards

Postby RobThomas » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:01 pm

If you strip an original seat you'll find that the Vinyde has faded massively and was originally a much lighter creamy colour. I'm trying to match the CURRENT colour rather than the original. I'll try to get a comparison piccy when I get some time. Flat out working and rather knackered at the mo. :D
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