It may vary, but mine are what I believe is generally called "hard board" …….. an artificial resin based wood; usually smooth on one side and rough texture on other. Except for the rear (package shelf), where mine is plywood.
Agree. Original material was that hard board, sometimes called "beaver board" or "pressed board".
The white panel and plywood panel look home made. If you are going to re-make the panels, any of these three materials will do. I give them several coats of Thompsons Water Seal before stapling on the fabric.
I had the original interior for my 1961 Sprint Veloce and the door panels and quarter panels were pressed wood. I gave all of the original interior to Thomas Pocius who is known for his excellent interiors which include many Pebble Beach concourse cars. He replaced my car's entire interior.
I am working on a complete 1958 Sprint Normale restoration and the door card appears to be pressed wood. The rear seat panel is made up with wood strips. I believe that my 1961 Sprint Veloce used the same material as the 1958 Sprint. I have restored Giulietta Spiders and the door cards were made of pressed wood.
I have would have to ask Thomas what type of material he uses when he restores Giulietta cars. I have a number of photos of the finished interiors but, not of the back of the door cards.
So I'm starting a new thread to tell a bit about the restoration of my Giulietta. More info soon. But first I have a question.
The upper frame rails that hold the front upper suspension arms are slightly banana shaped (see picture). The picture is taken from above and both inner and outer...
I amtrying to find some good leads on this Alfa Romeo color. Does anybody have good pictures or good source have the correct code and paint manufacturer that has the correct mix. Are they two different colors? Thank you.
Would like to correspond with people who have rebuilt 750 and very early 101 "Kidney-shaped" steering gears.
NOTE: the "square-shaped" (2nd photo) steering gears are completely different inside, so they are not of interest.