How to Refurbish a Door Card

with Ed Hughes
How to Refurbish Your Classic Car's Original Door Cards


What your course includes:

  • One in-depth video class
  • On-demand video – access any time
  • Pay once, view anywhere on any device
  • Bonus material included

Often the door card in a classic car will warp due to water, which naturally gets past the wind-down window seals in large quantities, finding its way onto the door card. In this course Ed Hughes shows you how to replace the board and reuse the old upholstery. He demonstrates how to remove the old door card, assess the card, clean it and make local repairs. Ed will also teach you how to attach and detach classic trim and explains the options available when reviving your interior.

What will you learn?

  • How to remove door cards non-destructively
  • Removing the old facings
  • How to make a new board
  • Reattaching upholstery
  • Refit the door card to your car door

Learn at your own pace

To get the most from this Skill Shack course, feel free to stop and go back whenever you need a better understanding of a technique. That’s the beauty of our video classes: if ever we’re moving too fast, all you have to do is go back and watch again. We’re here to help you get it right, and no matter how long we have to stay in the workshop we’ll be right by your side.

Ed Hughes

Ed spent almost twenty years teaching Wood- and Metalwork, Science, Electronics and Mathematics in secondary schools while running an increasingly large fleet of obscure, Eastern Bloc cars. Those educational skills - plus years of scientific analysis of everyday motoring annoyances - mean that he has the ability to explain things well, guiding the hobby mechanic through complex tasks while identifying the possible pitfalls along the way.

Bonus Materials Included

  • Re-Trim Your Door Cards
  • Wooden Trim