liked the look of those one piece molded door caps. They
never fit right and they looked cheap.......to me
anyway. A couple of guys in the 6-Pack Forum told me how
easy it was to make your own door cap with vinyl or
leather so I figured I'd give it a try. All you need for
each door is a strip of 1/8" closed cell foam about 4"x
30" and a piece of leather or vinyl the same size.
quality contact cement can be brushed or sprayed on to
get the needed adhesion between the various pieces.
After spraying contact cement on the door
and the 1/8" closed cell foam, the foam
conformed easily to the shape of the door
Then you need to
trim the foam and feather the top edge.
It may not look real
pretty but it presents a nice base for the
The leather has been notched for the waist
seal clips. For this area I brushed the
contact cement on the side of the door and
on the first 1/2" of the leather. That's all
it takes to hold it tightly in place while
you work the interior side.
leather hanging in place.
All notched out
for the door panel clips.
After spraying the leather and the door top
with contact cement, you let it set up and
then pull it tightly over the top and work
it down into shape. It actually molds very
easily to the door and looks a heck of a lot
better then the molded piece. I'm also glad
I went with the 1/8" foam as it gives the
whole cap a nice cushioned feel.
Not the best
picture, but you can see how it forms to the