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Title: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: postman70 on 15 May 2020, 12:25 PM
Hello, can anyone recommend to me, a good material to remake the broken down cardboard that is my rear parcel shelf.. and about how thick would you guys say the original material is? Thank you as always for any suggestions
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: mrkozzy on 15 May 2020, 04:37 PM
Just did my my own recently.
Used 2mm timber ply then glued the new carpet to it.
Turned out well and not too thick so as to upset the fitting of it.
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: postman70 on 15 May 2020, 07:25 PM
Thank you for your suggestion. I will look into that
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: mrkozzy on 16 May 2020, 12:17 AM
check out a picture of  my finished product in the section I posted recently

Removing rear parcel shelf and trim, How to? 

As always once the forum helped me work it out, it was simple as.
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: TJ 450 on 16 May 2020, 04:36 AM
I used 3mm MDF, also 3mm Masonite / hardboard will do. IIRC the original material was 3mm thick.

Tim
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: ptashek on 16 May 2020, 04:58 AM
Hello, can anyone recommend to me, a good material to remake the broken down cardboard that is my rear parcel shelf.. and about how thick would you guys say the original material is? Thank you as always for any suggestions

+1 vote for 3mm MDF
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: rumb on 16 May 2020, 06:35 AM
Baltic birch plywood would be a great material for this. You can get at a real lumber/woodworking store. Also upholstery shops sell "black" board which is durable treated cardboard used to make door panels.
Title: Re: 75 280S Rear Parcel shelf rebuild
Post by: postman70 on 16 May 2020, 03:49 PM
Thank all you guys for the suggestions, now i have some options when i go hardware store  :)