I'm putting together a functional (but homemade) black vinyl interior for my '26 to serve until I completely restore the car. To that end, I needed a rear seat top tack strip. Despite the fact that I make furniture, I wanted an easier way to make the strip than kerf or steam bending real wood. To that end, I had found a recommendation for using PVC "lumber" in this role.
I picked up a PVC 1"x4"x8' from Home Depot, which was sold under the Azek brand name. $16.94 was the price. Not having power tools (I make all my 18th c. furniture entirely with period-correct hand tools), I used a hand saw and ripped a 3/4" wide strip off the edge.
This strip was formed with moderate pressure (read furniture clamps) into the strip bedding area on the top of the back seat. I used #10 wood screws to hold it in place, drilling a slightly smaller pilot hole than I normally would use. The screws pulled up tight and are holding quite nicely.
I tested the PVC's ability to hold staples before making the piece and I'm happy to report that it seems to be perfectly suited for this role. Inexpensive, easy to form. Seems like a nice way to avoid the hassle of bending wood or the expense of buying one pre-made.
Here are some pictures. As you can see, I POR15'ed the interior surfaces that will not be seen to protect them until I tear the car down and paint the whole thing properly. We will see how long that takes me to get around to... although I did manage to get some POR on the outside of the body and it doesn't look great... work in progress I'll tell the people!
Zachary : I like it for a non-show car functional and easy to manufacture. I would see if I could stain or paint a medium dark brown simply because it would look better JMHO neat idea
Zachary: I did the same thing on one of my cars. It was plain plastic that something had gone wrong at the factory so they sold an entire sheet to one of the local T guys. We all used a strip of it. It worked perfect. No tacks pulled, no painting or staining (why would you do that, it does not show. This has held for many, many years. Sure was easy.