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Any advice on replacing the wood grain section?

 

Has anyone had any experience with simply replacing the wood grain insert with contact paper?

I don't think the contact paper I just bought off ebay would stay sticked.

 

The old destroyed wood grain I peeled off my inserts had a thick clear top layer to its construction.

The clear top layer pulled off like a sheet of plastic and left the wood grain on the insert! Totally different from ordinary contact paper.

 

Anybody know what type of a wood grain material is on the $265 ish wood grain insert panels available on the aftermarket?

 

Thanks

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I ended up using contact paper from BerlinWalper.com. It looks lighter than the original but has held up great since installing in 2011. It was stock number

 

3460029-DCF    1      DC-FIX:  Golden Walnut                 $8.99    

 

I also order a dark walnut but it appeared to be too dark. The first 3 pictures are the Golden Walnut. The last picture is the original insert

 

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I ended up using contact paper from BerlinWalper.com. It looks lighter than the original but has held up great since installing in 2011. It was stock number

 

3460029-DCF    1      DC-FIX:  Golden Walnut                 $8.99    

 

I also order a dark walnut but it appeared to be too dark. The first 3 pictures are the Golden Walnut. The last picture is the original insert

 

 

 

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Thanks for the reply.  They look great. That's just what I want to do.  Unfortunately, Berlinwallpaper has closed so I can't check out their products.

Nice to hear that they will stay stuck with a good product.

 

Now I just have to find...

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2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Thank You! Boy you even found it for me...Very nice of you. Much better product than what I have here now.

It's even a name brand searchable on Youtube.

 

Thanks again!

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Your welcome. I removed how frustrated I was looking for something that was reasonably close to the original one. I looked in many hardware stores and department stores and couldn't find anything.

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Eric, I'm one of the old school wood grain fans. But every time I see your door panels with carbon fiber I find myself likin' them more each time. Don't remember if the horse on the driver door is facing forward or not, but if so are those fender emblems from a new model Mustang?  I have a storage container I keep all my Ford emblems in and was going to see if I had anything similar to the ones you used, but who knows were in the %(#@?!@  I put it! Isn't getting old(er) great?!   :D

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No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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[Woodgrain is for Country Squire station wagons]

heheheee

 

You could use something like this (don't know the name in English), basically its a thin real wood layer with thermo glue.

You cut this +- 1/2 mm thick wood, and using a heat gun at low setting or an iron with a sheet of paper in between, you press/apply it will heating. When cold you have a real wood layer,

You can then use a clear coat or oil it or whatever finish you want to get just like with any real wood.

http://hout-fineer.nl/?orderby=price&post_type=product

 

For my Grande, supposed to be a luxury car, I've replaced all the fake and cheap where possible by real, using either wood (steering wheel, light bezels), the rubbery console piece using same massive wood piece where I cut the wood for my steering wheel or aluminum or leather/suede...

for the door I went for the chrome only (surprisingly nice on bother doors) + custom pony fender chrome (just like Mr 4x4, was missing a bit of branding in the interior). Took me a while to remove the sticker to prevent damage. Otherwise, I would have probably replaced the entire panel with a real piece of wood with an aluminum frame.

 

For the 71, a more sporty look/theme will be used, but no fake printed wood for sure.

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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Eric, I'm one of the old school wood grain fans. But every time I see your door panels with carbon fiber I find myself likin' them more each time. Don't remember if the horse on the driver door is facing forward or not, but if so are those fender emblems from a new model Mustang?  I have a storage container I keep all my Ford emblems in and was going to see if I had anything similar to the ones you used, but who knows were in the %(#@?!@  I put it! Isn't getting old(er) great?!   :D

 

No worries, Man!  Nothing wrong with keeping them stock. ::thumb::

 

The horse/Tri-Bars are earlier model interior repops ('69-'70 - Scott Drake)... and yes, they both run 'forward'.  https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/mustang_emblems_inside_door_trim-103622-2770.html

 

I just wanted something a little different, and to add some Mustang emblems inside the car.

Eric

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Eric, thanks for the info. I kept on thinking I had seen those size horse/tri bar emblems somewhere but could not place them. After reading your post I then remembered seeing them on a friends 69 Boss that was part of our 429 club. He was one of the few that didn't rag me about not having a real Mustang since most of the 65-70 crowd didn't recognize my 71 as a real Mustang. I was given Honorary membership since i also owned a 429 Gran Torino.     Lol

I believe the originals used mounting posts. Did you use those or something like double sided molding tape? They look like something Ford should of continued using on our cars cause they sure look good on yours.   ::thumb::

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No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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...... and to add some Mustang emblems inside the car.

 

You definitely drink too much if you need remiders inside as to what car you drive!

 

lollerz

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[Woodgrain is for Country Squire station wagons]

heheheee

 

You could use something like this (don't know the name in English), basically its a thin real wood layer with thermo glue.

You cut this +- 1/2 mm thick wood, and using a heat gun at low setting or an iron with a sheet of paper in between, you press/apply it will heating. When cold you have a real wood layer,

You can then use a clear coat or oil it or whatever finish you want to get just like with any real wood.

http://hout-fineer.nl/?orderby=price&post_type=product

 

For my Grandé, supposed to be a luxury car, I've replaced all the fake and cheap where possible by real, using either wood (steering wheel, light bezels), the rubbery console piece using same massive wood piece where  I cut the wood for my steering wheel or aluminum or leather/suede...

for the door I went for the chrome only (surprisingly nice on bother doors)  + custom pony fender chrome (just like Mr 4x4, was missing a bit of branding in the interior). Took me a while to remove the sticker to prevent damage. Otherwise, I would have probably replaced the entire panel with a real piece of wood with an aluminum frame.

 

For the 71, a more sporty look/theme will be used, but no fake printed wood for sure.

 

It's simply called "wood veneer" in English. Have you actually used it? It is pretty hard to get a good result. 

If so, do you have a picture?

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Hmm, quite off topic but I just thought of something for our restomod guys......

Ok, it's pretty "porn style" but one could maybe cut out the exact shape of those panels in clear acrylic glass, dull it with a random orbital sander (that's how I made my white parking light / blinker lenses in the front valance) and so something with LEDs behind to emulate the ambient lighting in modern cars. Match it to the color of your gauge lights...... :)

You're welcome! :)

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They have posts - and yes, I actually drilled through the panels.  Mine weren't perfect and were never going to be - I just cleaned 'em up, fitted the ponies, replaced the vinyl, then mounted the ponies for good.

 

Thanks for the kind words - I'd just had a certain look in mind when I did that, and it seemed to work out: most people don't even notice they're not stock, love the carbon fiber, and think it goes well with the interior.

 

That's pretty crappy the way the 'older' Mustang crowd treats you.  I kind of get similar sideways glances from some of the '65-'68 guys in our local Mustang club, but there are a couple of the other guys (both own '69 and '70s, respectively) that are exactly as you mentioned about your friend with the '69 - awesome guys, don't care about vintage, and just like Mustangs in general.  I usually find myself sitting by myself at the car show these days, since my pal Jim passed last summer, but I think the next time out, I'll wind up parking & sitting by my new pal with the '69 (he's a hoot, has owned his '69 since new, and brings lots of beer - LOL).  Because of the sideways glances from the local VMF Club wannabes (I liken them to the haters at VMF), I haven't given a second thought to joining the local Mustang club.  I've kind of already been down that road with the Concho 4 Wheelers years ago (didn't get chummy with the core clique, and was more or less tolerated because I ran the website, newsletter, and paid dues).  I can see myself getting into a similar rut with these guys.  No thanks.

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[Have you actually used it? It is pretty hard to get a good result. ]

 

Yes I have used it in several occasions, not just for the mustang also furnitures.

It is pretty hard to get a good result.

Having learned the old furniture way (think wood dash boards, old furnitures),

using these is very easy, especially on flat surfaces.

The only tricky part for flat shapes is cutting against the wood fiber, of course depending on the wood sort.

If you use the wrong cutter blade, you will never get a nice cut. For small items, like on the picts

the lights bezels, i've used a triangular shaped blade, looks like a pen when added to the holder.

The shape/tool allows  to turn/twist while cutting with great precision.

 

Here a fairly close pict of the driver light bezel (bad lighting so the wood looks like washed away,

but you can see you can cut fairly precise by hand)

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On this pict, the warmth of the wood is more obvious and lighting closer to reality.

Steering wheel and center armrest in massive wood, using the same wood plank. You can see (bit small) the light bezel passenger version.

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You just can't get that warmth with printed stuffs.

 

[You definitely drink too much if you need remiders inside as to what car you drive!]

Here with the newly inserted ponies. As I've used the original chrome panels vs wood. I was after some small "reminder".

The original fender script was too big, so never added anything

Till I found these metal ponies with forward orientation on e-bay. They were the finishing details I was after without really knowing I was

after them :)

 

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["porn style"]

Its not that porn :)

If the plastic doesn't pretend be something natural, there is nothing wrong with that.

I like very much the carbon Mr4x4 look. Ideal for center console, dashboard...

For the grandé, I was after a classic interior feel.

The 71 will receive a more modern and sporty feel. I have not settled yet on what color/materials/theme.

 

EDIT: also for the record, this was done +-25 years ago. So its durable and also changes over time. The wood got some patina/color change sinds then.

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71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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Wow that looks great! I really like the clean look of the door panel inserts with the running horse. The wood looks great with most of the other interior colors, but I am not a big fan of the wood grain look on my ginger interior and if I were to deviate from the original wood grain look, I'd consider replacing the wood grain on the door inserts and power window switch bezels with either a black camera case finish like the dash, or with metal brightwork like you have done.  Nice work!

 

Anybody found a place to buy black camera case film that matches the dash?

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thx @rackerm

Its all about personal tastes really.

 

[ I'd consider replacing the wood grain on the door inserts and power window switch bezels with either a black camera case finish like the dash]

You mean that semi mat black? Nice!

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

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Big Thanks to OLE PONY for providing the link to the Wood Grain material I needed to R&R my door panels.

I'm very happy with the finished product.

Thanks again OLE PONY

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Looks great!

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very nice!

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Big Thanks to OLE PONY for providing the link to the Wood Grain material I needed to R&R my door panels.

I'm very happy with the finished product.

Thanks again OLE PONY

 

Those panels look great !

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