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I'm getting ready to do my rear and door panels. I couldn't find anyone that had pvc board, so I'm using 1/8" luan. I've got the rear panels cut out already and I'm ordering some arch punches to make the holes. I was going to use 1/4" foam under the tweed fabric. I'm going to get a box of the Auveco
#10780 fasteners that Dan TL recommends but is the distance of the holes in the panel vs the door, center to center or edge to edge? Should the fabric be glued to the foam or just glued to the back of the panel? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joe

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You might want to check this out,I used this when i did my '54 Ford.http://www.cadvision.com/blanchas/54...oorpanels.html before and after pics.
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If you're going to use Luan plywood, I would suggest you drill the holes instead of punch them. Sandwich the panel between two scrap pieces of OSB or 1/2" plywood and then drill your holes, they will come out much cleaner. You can use the 10780 panel clips or also the 12134 clips, which I like equally. I think with thinner foam on the panels, I would prefer the 12134. The distance of the holes on the panels is 5/8" further toward the center of the door panel, away from the outer edges. You can either glue the fabric to the foam, or just on the back of the panel, either way is correct. You don't even have to use glue on the back, you can staple them if you want. If it's going to be one big piece of fabric, I would glue the fabric to the foam so it doesn't get loose and baggy over time.

This is just my personal opinion, you can make your panels out of whatever you want. As far as using Masonite for door panels I am absolutely against it. There are much better choices now days, especially ABS and PVC foamboard. I just did the door panels on a '55 Ford, and the original panels were made of Masonite which had warped from water exposure, both from the rain and from condensation from changing temperatures. All four panels had to be screwed down to hold them on. Masonite is made from a slurry of wood dust that is compressed under high pressure. It is not waterproof, nor is oil tempered Masonite, and isn't recommended for outdoor use. It is also brittle and breaks very easily. If you ever have to remove a Masonite door panel, you risk breaking it and having to start over. The panels in the picture were made with 3MM (just under 1/8" thick) PVC foamboard, and were stapled to the back of the panels.
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For drilling holes in Luan I use Forstner bits. I bought a set at the Home Despot
for a little more than $20, included 3/8 thru 3/4 IIRC. They cut a clean hole and don't leave tear outs if you don't force them through.
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Good suggestion. Forstner bits would be perfect.
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The Forstner bits worked great (Home Depot $20.) and I picked up some mag-
nets too. Located all of the holes from the old panel and drilled them. Used the magnets to position panel (never would have thought of that). Will have the fabric and the foam in a few days. Thanks for all your help. Joe
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