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    Hello friends, the cat and I have been pondering the state of the interior trim on the padded C pillar and roof section above the back window. I'd like to re-cover them (possibly in something fun!) and am thinking of doing this before getting the seats reupholstered, as we have now fitted autoshop seat covers that will get us out of hiding for a while. Has anyone done this or had it done? Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Why bother? I'm sure the cat is happy with it the way it is.DSpecial interior C pillar trim-img_4466-1-.jpg
    This is Leo, he loves Citroens - he does not give a s@#t; in fact he is quite happy to stuff them up!

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    Hello friends, the cat and I have been pondering the state of the interior trim on the padded C pillar and roof section above the back window. I'd like to re-cover them (possibly in something fun!) and am thinking of doing this before getting the seats reupholstered, as we have now fitted autoshop seat covers that will get us out of hiding for a while. Has anyone done this or had it done? Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Why bother? I'm sure the cat is happy with it the way it is.Click image for larger version. 

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    This is Leo, he loves Citroens - he does not give a s@#t; in fact he is quite happy to stuff them up!

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    How about using genuine cat skin?
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    Good idea as long as it is not Leo's!

    All jokes aside, Melanie, the trim must/should blend in with the rest of the interior.

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    How about using genuine cat skin?
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    A good upholsterer will have some patterned vinyl which will come close to the original, as long as the cardboard isn't knackered you could diy, take the old stuff off, trace it and add some foam and glue it back on methodically with some good glue and staple it also. A weekend job!
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    You'll need more than one cat. Apparently, like hedgehogs, they taste like chicken.

    The C pillar covers are held on by one screw at the bottom. Then it's just a question of fabric choice and some upholstery glue. Once you take the covers off, you may find some nasties at the bottom, like lots of rust and no pillar. A coat of paint while you're there won't harm.

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    Dear Melanie

    Vyfab in Moorabbing have a very good range of vinyl of various types. They have fair odds of having either an exact match or something that is so close that it doesn't matter. Also generally reasonably priced.

    It is a long haul from the Wimmera, but worth a look if in Melbourne. If you send an off-cut they may even be able to match without your needing to travel down.

    It is an old barn like place that has been there for years, so they have been accumulating stuff for quite a while

    Once you have the material ( can be the hard bit, hence the tip ) you can then decide how brave you feel about either doing it yourself or finding somebody locally to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelanieYlang View Post
    Hello friends, the cat and I have been pondering the state of the interior trim on the padded C pillar and roof section above the back window. I'd like to re-cover them (possibly in something fun!) and am thinking of doing this before getting the seats reupholstered, as we have now fitted autoshop seat covers that will get us out of hiding for a while. Has anyone done this or had it done? Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Good idea as long as it is not Leo's!

    All jokes aside, Melanie, the trim must/should blend in with the rest of the interior.

    JAJEA
    Now I knew someone would say this, but really...must it? I have been thinking about this long and hard, and I reckon there's scope for improvement...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelanieYlang View Post
    Now I knew someone would say this, but really...must it? I have been thinking about this long and hard, and I reckon there's scope for improvement...
    Well the obvious answer is to re-do the lot so it matches if it must. Don't worry cats are in plague proportion. I'm sure you could find a few dozen cats at the local pound! Imagine the fur that's going to end up on your cloths as you sneeze your way along the roads though

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    Ginger tabby seat covers would be fabulous, but I'd prefer something less furry for the upper trim...albino python would go well. I'm getting the distinction impression that the DS community prefers to stick to original spec all round? Personally, I do too, but for some reason I hear Daphne whispering to me about how she's always dreamed of wearing something unlike all the others...

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    You can buy "original" or just grab any cloth you like and cover it with. I used simple fleece and it worked ok, the original stuff gets black mold spots very easily if the car sits with damp floors for even a short period of time.
    here is my roof lining and pillar trim:
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    That's inspired me to think 'paisley'. I bet Melanie's car has seen a few pairs of flares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturla View Post
    You can buy "original" or just grab any cloth you like and cover it with. I used simple fleece and it worked ok, the original stuff gets black mold spots very easily if the car sits with damp floors for even a short period of time.
    here is my roof lining and pillar trim:
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    Cheers, s
    There now, THAT'S what I'm talking about! Love it. My roof lining is intact but blemished with old chewing gum stains and thumbnail cuts from bored teenagers. How did you attach the fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    That's inspired me to think 'paisley'. I bet Melanie's car has seen a few pairs of flares.
    Good on you Stuey, what could go wrong???

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    Still contemplating this question. I removed the left hand trim to discover the cardboard underneath is warped from water damage. Are these available as off the shelf items, or would motor trimmers be likely to be able to replace them?

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    I am also looking for options to replace a missing c pillar trim piece.

    This is the only option I have so far:

    https://www.franzose.de/en/Citroen-D...ngen/ANR38360/

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    Hi,

    These parts from Der Franzose have a fibreglass backing (not cardboard like the originals), so they keep their shape.

    They are available from other suppliers, but all come from the same manufacturer.

    You can get the both types, for D specials, and the Pallas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arekisir View Post
    I am also looking for options to replace a missing c pillar trim piece.

    This is the only option I have so far:

    https://www.franzose.de/en/Citroen-D...ngen/ANR38360/
    Thanks for that link. Have you taken yours off, are both sides no good? I have only taken the left side off (the screw is in too tight on the right side for me to budge), and the car is now away at a garage having work done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Hi,

    These parts from Der Franzose have a fibreglass backing (not cardboard like the originals), so they keep their shape.

    They are available from other suppliers, but all come from the same manufacturer.

    You can get the both types, for D specials, and the Pallas.

    Best regards,

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    Thanks Greg. I haven't found any online elsewhere than Der Franzose yet.

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    Hi Melanie,

    The one on the driver's side was missing when I got the car.
    I suspect it was water damaged as the internal roof gutter blocked on this side.

    The other side is fine, was hopeing to get one off a wrecked car but I think this would be one of the first items to get taken off a wreck.

    For me at the moment it is not the highest priority.

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