I have a 63 series 62 coupe and I would like to replace just the carpet on my door panels.   Has anybody done this before?  I know there is stitching through the board,  I’m curious to know how the upper fabric, the binding, and the carpet tie together at the seam.  Any feedback would be helpful before I start taking things apart.  

Thank you

Phil  

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the carpet is glued to the board and trimmed to the shape of the panel.  The binding is just vinyl cut on the bias so it will wrap without buckling.   Lay the vinyl face down on the carpet along the outer edge, and sew a seam about 1/2" from the edge and then cut the excess off so it's even with the edge of the panel.  Finally, fold the binding over the edge, and glue or staple to the back.  leave it long so that moisture hits the vinyl and not the board, the door is designed to let water run through and that will warp even waterproof board over time.    Make sure you have a moisture barrier in place behind the panel that is properly tucked into the inner door at the bottom, as original, to deflect the runoff out of the drain holes and that the drains are clear and the door is clear of debris.
if you are stapling, you need to use wire staples that are 1/4 long.  I use eagle brand out of a surebonder 3/8 crown air stapler.  Don't use p-50 flat metal staples, they will pull right out.  
If you are gluing, the best is HHR landau top and trim adhesive by dap, but it's illegal in most states.  If you're not gluing alot, use super top and trim by 3m.  it's pricey but good.  Don't use general trim adhesive or weldwood unless you are going to use staples too.  They don't hold up to summer temperatures and the vinyl will lift, and it could also disfigure (melt) the vinyl and make it look like cellulite thighs.

Thanks mark that seems pretty straightforward. .  Do you happen to know it tge top binding is sewn to the carpet, the fabric, or both?   Here’s a photo of a similar  panel.  

in that case, you sew the top binding on the board(over the carpet) face down first, then you do the edge binding with the top binding pulled up.   Same way, sew it face down and then fold over.

Ohh ok.  If I understand correctly The face of the top binding is sewn to the board and the carpet panel is then hinged down to glue and wrap the edges?  

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