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Old 05-07-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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Any tips on replacing the elastic in fabric door pockets? My interior is in excellent condition except the door pockets.

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Old 05-07-2019, 08:57 PM   #2
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Any tips on replacing the elastic in fabric door pockets? My interior is in excellent condition except the door pockets.

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Old 05-07-2019, 09:10 PM   #3
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Stop putting your Smith & Wesson in there.
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My driver's side pocket is just starting to sag. It wouldn't be so bad if they both has the same amount of sag.

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Put the ammo in the other pocket. Should solve the problem
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:24 PM   #5
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Any tips on replacing the elastic in fabric door pockets? My interior is in excellent condition except the door pockets.

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Dan
You may want to remove the panel, poke holes in the backer panel at the pocket top corners, take a large sewing needle and feed it thru one pocket top corner and into the front where the elastic is with some heavy cotton line to draw it up tighter, feed the needle thru the opposite pocket top end hole and tie off and/or staple at the back.

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Old 05-08-2019, 08:09 AM   #6
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I basically did what duke36 is suggesting. I found that pulling the new elastic tended to put stress on the panel. My solution was to use a paint stir stick as a spreader on the back side.....problem solved!
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I will try to explain what I did to tighten up those saggy pockets. I didn't want to remove the door panels.
I took some 1/2 inch elastic from my wife's sewing box and cut two pieces about 15 inches long. Tied the ends of each piece into a loop. Laying flat the doubled elastic was about 7 1/2 inches long.
After cutting a small slit on the inside of the pocket at each end of the elastic pocket I was able to clip and remove the old elastic. I proceeded to fasten a medium safety pin to each end of the two loops, placing the knot about in the middle of the loop.
Then I attached one of the safety pins on the elastic inside the pocket and fastened where the pocket is fastened to the door material, out of sight, fed the other safety pin with elastic attached in the slit and worked it through to the slit on the other end where I was able to stretch it and pull it out. Then I fastened it inside the pocket , at the seam, out of sight.
Hope this makes sense, It worked great for me, no more saggy pockets. Chap
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