The seats have already been done in full Nappa leather 6300 from Relicate (also universal 8500 industry universal code) so I will not be changing the insert there to Alcantara. Google "alcantara door inserts on black leather"and then click on the images tab at the top. Looks pretty darn good in a Porsche, NSX, and all the other cars you will see it in. ;-)Re Door Card inserts: Will your seat inserts also be Alcantara? I think it would be odd to match the door inserts with the headliner and pillars.
No doubt. And it should smell of leather bound books and rich mahogany!Best of luck, its going to look fresh when its done!
I've looked at how the structure of the door card is made pretty well and it is just a simple, shaped fiber board that everything is glued to. Super simple really. You can grab any used door cards from any E39 5-series. Just make sure yours has the shade cut out or not for the rear doors. Honestly, I don't think it would be hard to make this door card myself using one of the extras I have as a mold/template. I talked to my upholstery person about coming up with a cost to do this again if all goes well so you guys could know the exact cost if you wanted to send your cards to her and have them done. I'll let you know what that takes when mine are done.Interested in the results as well saying I need to get this done on my door panels as well. Annoyingly though I have to find new rear panels because mine are rotted beyond repair.
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Yes there is on mine but there is not on my extra set of door cards. It’s my understanding not all 5series have it but I think all US spec e39 M5s do have itIs there a small speaker attached to the upper part of your rear door panel ? When I took mine off to replace the door lock actuator, mine did not have the small speaker attached despite there is a speaker grill on the panel.