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Forum Name: Fiberglass, Fabrication, and Interiors
Forum Discription: Fiberglass Kick Panels, Subwoofer Enclosures, Plexiglas, Fabrics, Materials, Finishes, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=72596
Printed Date: December 04, 2022 at 6:38 AM


Topic: Door Panels

Posted By: psychographic
Subject: Door Panels
Date Posted: February 10, 2006 at 11:01 PM

Here's the mock up of how my door panels will look. the bottom raised panels will be glassed and painted red to match the "Back seat" enclosure and the top half will be upholstered in black.
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Posted By: cdoolittle16
Date Posted: February 11, 2006 at 1:59 AM
Dude, That looks freaking awesome

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Posted By: jlord16
Date Posted: February 11, 2006 at 6:37 AM
now that is nice

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Posted By: auex
Date Posted: February 12, 2006 at 7:59 PM
What kind of vehicle?

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Posted By: psychographic
Date Posted: February 13, 2006 at 8:45 AM
They are for a '90 Sunbird Convertible.




Posted By: Wherm
Date Posted: February 14, 2006 at 5:42 PM
nice. I hope it doesn't warp!

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Posted By: psychographic
Date Posted: February 14, 2006 at 10:00 PM
Why do you think it would warp?




Posted By: dubmanfunk
Date Posted: February 15, 2006 at 7:13 AM

it looks great!! what is the mock up made of? how did ya get both sides to be equal?





Posted By: psychographic
Date Posted: February 17, 2006 at 9:49 AM

They're made out of masonite. To get both sides the same I measure out the first one and then trace the second one from the first one, one piece at a time before assembling it.Some of it is just measuring though.





Posted By: Wherm
Date Posted: February 17, 2006 at 11:44 AM
If you stretch them with fleece and then glass them, they will warp as the fiberglass hardens and shrinks. I'd recommend mounting them on your door and glassing them while they are on the door to minimize warping.

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Posted By: psychographic
Date Posted: February 17, 2006 at 12:16 PM
I am planning to mount them to a piece of plwood to glass them, plus I don't see a need to glass the entire panel as the top (which is the base for the whole door panel) will be slightly padded and upholstered. Thanks anyway I know about it shrinkink during the curing process, I thought you meant it would warp on the car after being installed.




Posted By: dubmanfunk
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 5:48 AM
psychographic wrote:

They're made out of masonite. To get both sides the same I measure out the first one and then trace the second one from the first one, one piece at a time before assembling it.Some of it is just measuring though.


masonite? what exactly is that? is it readily available at home depot or am i gonna hafta go to some specialty store for it? one last question... is it gonna cost me an arm and a leg? 





Posted By: dubmanfunk
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 5:54 AM

will you ever post a step by step procedure and/or a parts list? i cant wait to see the finished project!! got any pics ot the back of it?posted_image





Posted By: naptothed
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 7:07 AM

Masonite is cheapish, I can't remember how much I payed last time but I believe it was cheaper then mdf...it's the stuff they put on all the ramps at skate parks. Weather resitant and such.  Kinda like.....super cardboard.





Posted By: dubmanfunk
Date Posted: February 19, 2006 at 12:45 PM
oh ok that rings a bell... it's pretty flexible right? what's the  back look like? did you build a frame or just slap it all together with... some sort of adhesive??




Posted By: menace2sobriety
Date Posted: February 26, 2006 at 1:18 AM

masonite is the same stuff peg boards are made out of. peg boards that flat thin panel you hang tools on with all the little holes.



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Posted By: 2nrguy
Date Posted: March 11, 2006 at 1:54 PM
want to see how your comming with the work, very nice start

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Posted By: mustangfoo
Date Posted: April 26, 2006 at 11:49 PM

hey man I say u update this we call for more pics!!! who agrees? lol.  Just interested in your work thats all.





Posted By: playr747
Date Posted: May 03, 2006 at 1:34 PM
Very interesting..





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