Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

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Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 10, 2021 at 2:27pm

Bob 

Thanks so much for the additional info 

Very helpful 

Enjoy 

Comment by Karl Schwarz on May 10, 2021 at 2:13pm

I used mostly Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive. I also used some 3M spray adhesive (I think #77) that I had half a can of. Both worked fine and gave me time to position and reposition fabrics while also being secure once dry.

Also, I reused the backing of the piece that comes down from the back shelf, but replaced the backing on the back (taillight end) of the trunk. For the replacement backing I used Neoprene Sponge Foam Rubber that I also got on Amazon. One 15" x 60" roll of this material was just the right amount.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 10, 2021 at 2:03pm

Bob 

Which adhesive did you use to bond the material to the metal ?

Enjoy 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on May 10, 2021 at 1:58pm

Bob 

A very nice job you did and  a very nice finished look 

Thanks for the option and letting the community know about this material 

Enjoy

Comment by Karl Schwarz on May 10, 2021 at 1:29pm

I just redid my trunk. SMS Auto Fabrics sent me a sample of their fabric (about 1 1" square) and it looks essentially identical to the original fabric. I think the cost is $89/yard. It also seems to be directional (meaning it will look weird if the weave pattern is not oriented to make the weaves all go in the same direction) which will likely increase the amount of fabric needed. I don't really like the original material, and did not want to spend a lot the trunk, so I purchased my material on Amazon. I think it is similar to what OPGI sells (which is not a match to the original). The fabric I used can be found here for $60. I ordered one 4' x 20' piece that was just enough (it came as two 4' x 10' pieces). I was very happy with my choice.

You can see before, in progress, and after pictures of my trunk restoration....

Here is the end result before I put the jack and spare back in.

Comment by Jason Edge on April 9, 2021 at 2:53pm
SMS Auto Fabrics (www.smsautofabrics.com) sells the original fabric used on the trunk mat, rear walls, wheel well corners and back hump (and used on all cardboard sides for the Fleetwood and Eldorados. ) You will need about 3 yards as I recall for body styles other than the Fleetwood & Eldo.

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