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|Repaired Failing Wall Cloth|
|It has been mentioned that this job can be done by an upholstery shop for between $400 - $600 ... with 2021 current labor rate of $150 a hr for 8hrs and 3 days would put this job at $3,600.00. (the last time we had an upholstery job done my husband gifted me with a Tonneau cover for my 57T-Bird, the original OEM was $79 - the replacement cost $325 in 2005) Recovering the wall of your rig is a more labor intensive job and you want it done right. You've got to find a reputable shop that takes pride in their workmanship and that is willing to take the time and care to remove and reinstall all your wall panels. (I couldn't find a shop that would do this work, so we had to do it ourselves.)
Starting June /2021 (my husband and I got to work)
- I purchased in/outdoor Canvas cloth at a cost of $300
- I created a head bumper with this new cloth.
- recovered rig's entrance header and it looks GREAT!
- R/R rear side window panels, these located just under the back cabinets. To remove you must carefully pry off the wood trim, which is only held on by brad nails, and remove the 3 screws located under the wood trim. When realigning the screws to reinstall these panels its a major pain so pack your patience. I've elected not to reinstall the wood trim, but to replace them with 3 screw buttons.
- I've removed the back panels from around the rear door- oh what a bear; I had to take the end of the bed apart and with the threshold back panels I had to fish to find the screws that were hidden under the wall cloth. Challenging fight, but I won! and got everything removed.
7/1 - installed the cloth on the rear walls and now the fun begins in putting everything back together ;P
7/8 - all removed panels reinstalled
Please enjoy viewing all the photos. Through all our hard work the hubby gained new patience; an while this job was not done by professionals, we say it looks GREAT!