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Old 03-25-2012, 12:03 PM
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Default Mid span panel inserts

Aerosport doesn't appear to have a side panel for the mid span near the front seat bottom and the passenger foot well like in this picture ( and ( Anyone come up with their own panel cover for this area? I'm thinking the only option might be to fab a pattern and having someone leather wrap a form based on the pattern.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:15 PM
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Default Panels

I made a pattern and had a local upholstery shop make a leather cover with foam just like you are thinking. I had them make a cutout for the cam block on the door latch and the front and back tucked underneath the Aerosport panels.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:31 PM
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Bob @ TCW made a pattern that he loaned me. I ordered some flat Kydex from Aerosport and cut the flat side panels from that pattern. Bob Leffler has the pattern now, it was passed on to him.... You can create the pattern very easily. I ended up painting the panel immediately under the door using a texturing technique to make it look just like the Kydex texture on the Aerosport panels. I took a panel to my paint supplier and had the epoxy paint matched to the panel color. I think it actually looks better than using the Kydex, and it saved quite a bit of weight. I did use the Kydex on the rear panels. I'll post some photos when I get home.
I think Geoff @aerosport, covered a panel,with leather, which really looks first class
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