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Old 02-18-2004, 12:45 AM
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Door panel Question

I have read many post on here about what people use for the backing on door panels, kick panels, quarter panels, And is it correct to assume that it really depends on what each individual likes to use or comfortable with? I'm sure there's and arguement as to what is the "best" but I see paneling, wafer board, plastic, and such being talked about. Okay enough for now. Have a good day, Red

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There really isnt a right or wrong door panel board. What ever you find that works well for you. We (Krist Kustoms) like plastic. I believe Shannon likes 1/8" wood. I would recommend staying away from the black "upholstery board" though. That stuff warps REALLY easy.
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There really isnt a right or wrong door panel board. What ever you find that works well for you. We (Krist Kustoms) like plastic. I believe Shannon likes 1/8" wood. I would recommend staying away from the black "upholstery board" though. That stuff warps REALLY easy.
Yea, I use 1/8 wood. I only use the black Board where I need to curve in the back corners.
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How do you form those compound curves in the rear corners of the interior?

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Nice work Shannon, very well done. If I may ask a question?
I see the 1/8th inch paneling you use for the door panels. What do you do to keep them from absorbing moisture when water gets inside the door? A plastic sheet barrier?
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Nice work Shannon, very well done. If I may ask a question?
I see the 1/8th inch paneling you use for the door panels. What do you do to keep them from absorbing moisture when water gets inside the door? A plastic sheet barrier?
Mark

I worry more about the water getting on the back side of the leather than I do the board give'n problems. I tape up all of the edges of the leather with gule and clear tape. Then I put a sheet of plastic on back of the hole panel. Even if you use the ABS plastic sheets to make door panels you still need to tape up the edge of the leather. It only took one time for a trunk getting messed up to learn that!!!

Not my work just wanted to show you the leather drinking the water!!





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"302/Z28" I use the Black panel upholstery Board in the back corners. I bends real easy one way. the other way it dose not want to bend. I'll use 5 or 6 boards, Foam and make it look like one (useing wood and the black board).

Here's a pic while working on a corner.


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Yikes... That just kind of makes your heart sink doesn't it?
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