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When I saw moparx2's post about his door inserts about 2 months ago, I knew that was going to be my next mod. After contacting my friend, Jina, we came up with a suitable idea. I went to Joanne Fabrics and got 2 sections of 12" x 36" black marine vinyl and sent it off to her. Within a week, she had completed her task and got them back to me. That's pretty fast, across the country and back within a week! Well, it's taken me that long to get up the courage and figure out how I wanted to do this.

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First I took the door panels off the Challenger. Then i roughly cut the shape of the insert. I wiped the factory insert down with Isopropyl Alcohol. I then fitted Jina's inset to make sure it was in the right position. I sprayed the section on the back with the embroidery with 3M Super 77 adhesive and sprayed a corresponding section on the factory insert. I let the adhesive tack up for about 2 minutes. I then carefully laid down the insert, making sure it was where I wanted it, and rubbed it down with my hands and fingers. I let that dry overnight and began working on the sides and top of the insert. This time I used a water based contact cement. After the proper tacking time, I set those areas in place and rubbed them down, keeping the vinyl taut. I then cemented the lower part and tucked it in. After another day, I cut the outer part of the insert and using small amounts of cement, tucked that in. I then used some of the PVC Piping to finish it off. I had to cut the webbing down on the piping to get it to set down.
 

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Dan, I think that looks just great! Very different and unique for your car!!! Good job and great instructions for anyone else wanting to try this!
 

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Looks awesome! Definitely the first I've seen of custom embroidered door panel! :smileup:
 

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Dan, I think that looks just great! Very different and unique for your car!!! Good job and great instructions for anyone else wanting to try this!
Thank You, Betty!

Looks awesome! Definitely the first I've seen of custom embroidered door panel! :smileup:
Thanks, Dave!
 

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Nice Job Dan! Way to think out of the box.
 

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Nice mod Dan, it looks good.
 

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I'm inspired, and I just put a moratorium on modding until next month! Nice job, Dan!
 

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Looks good Dan!!
 

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Looks great! I think you have inspired many more to see what Jina can do for them as well (she's done my headrests already and they look amazing).
 

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Looks great, Dan! :smileup:
 

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OOOOOO! Dan you beat me to it!!!!! Door panel embroidery is high on my list!!!! Looks great!
 

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Looks good Dan. :smileup:
 

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Hey, that's kinda cool Dan. Would have never thought of that one. Nice job and very innovative.
 
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