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Old 05-14-2019, 10:11 AM
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Hi everyone.

I've been having a good read on here for some time but the info I have gathered needs just a little extra "topping up" for me to decide what to do.

I have a really nice series 2 but the interior, albeit ok, could benefit from a little tarting up here and there.I have the chance of a cheap series 3 with a great interior and I have read that the seats are all a direct fit but the door cards may need a little fettling to fit. Could somone elaborate on what I would need to do please?
My S2 door cards have the seperate top rails and I understand the S3 are one complete card with the wooden capping built in. Is this what needs altering or something else? Is it just the front cards needing adjutment or rears too?

Any help gratefully received,
 
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I have a lot of experience exchanging S3 versus S1 interiors, but no experience with S2. I assume your S3 is not a VDP. If it is, the rear seat bottom can be a problem.

The S1 front door card shape differs from the S3 because of the windshield rake and the vent window (operable on S1, fixed on S2, absent on S3). So it's not just a matter of the door cap design. On my car, I duplicated the door cards, recovered them, then fitted the S3 (in my case VDP) door pulls etc. I modified the door caps to include the S3 wooden and chrome strips, but the caps were of S1 design--the S3 one-piece design wouldn't work.
 
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Originally Posted by Robert Wilkinson View Post
I have a lot of experience exchanging S3 versus S1 interiors, but no experience with S2. I assume your S3 is not a VDP. If it is, the rear seat bottom can be a problem.

The S1 front door card shape differs from the S3 because of the windshield rake and the vent window (operable on S1, fixed on S2, absent on S3). So it's not just a matter of the door cap design. On my car, I duplicated the door cards, recovered them, then fitted the S3 (in my case VDP) door pulls etc. I modified the door caps to include the S3 wooden and chrome strips, but the caps were of S1 design--the S3 one-piece design wouldn't work.
Thank you Robert. It's not a VDP but the front door cards sound a bit of a pain and I'm certainly no upholsterer. Maybe I should consider getting the door cards sorted properly by a professional. To be fair it's only one rear door card is a poor fit and the front armrest on the drivers door is tatty, otherwise it's all ok.
 
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I have some series 2 door cards in beige!? Where are you? I am in Chester UK.
 
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Originally Posted by littlelic69 View Post
I have some series 2 door cards in beige!? Where are you? I am in Chester UK.
I'm in Suffolk.

Are the cards in good condition?
 
 
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