Same technique for the other side which was a lot easier and a lot faster having learnt all my lessons on the first one
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Next up was the door cards. These come premade with the fixing clips supplied. I made a bit of a mess with the first one largely because I assumed the orientation of the clips should be vertical but they were too close to the edge and fouled the rear of the leather where it folds over onto the rear of the card. I changed tack and fitted the clips into the card horizontally which gave no clearance problems and made the job a lot easier. The clips were quite a tight fit into the card and the cards are quite light so I'm not worried about the card dropping once fitted. The method involved punching a hole through the leather to line up with the door handle and then by placing the top row of clips into the card and marking the end with a marker pen, you use the door handle as a point of reference and push the card onto the door transferring the marks from the end of the clips onto some masking tape stuck to the inside of the door. Drill these marks out to 7mm, repeat the same technique for the others and the door card clips into place. Before fitting I took a picture of the rear of the card, noting the orientation of the clips which will make things easier should I ever have to remove it.