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Old 03-19-2006, 08:08 PM
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I'm getting ready to do the interior of my 67 Nova wagon...the question(s) i have is...has anyone made "backyard" door/cargo area panels before...mine are weathered due to a broken window & two gapeing holes in the lower "rockers" of the passenger doors...in fact i think i only have one side...(being driver or passenger,i can't remember)...
What i do know is that what i do have is deterorating quickly,but the cardboard is still in good enough shape to be traced before it lifts & seperates...I'd planned on useing 1/4 wood stock of some sort...being ply or panel...(but i've recently read & it's been suggested by a few friends) about ABS plastic...seem to be a better deal as far as longevity...
Has anybody done this before???what were the results???any other material suggestions???not looking to make a show car,just a driver...got 2 baby girls...don't need anything that'll make me cringe everytime the get in...
Hope this makes sence...Thankz in advance...Kimo...

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The two links below will give you a lot of information on interior rebuilding:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=38449

http://www.hotrodders.com/kb/browselinks.php?c=26

If you have two baby girls the ABS will be way to expensive.
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How about 1/8" masonite with some vinyl or cloth glued on with upholstery spray glue. A 4X8 sheet of that stuff costs less than 20.00 and can do your whole car. It will last a lifetime if it stays even semi dry. (I did my 63 econoline like that and it stayed up fine until I hauled it off to the junk yard 14 years later) The good 3M glue is like 9.00 a can at the hardware store. Swipe a set of sheets from the OL and you got it made. hahahaha (OK so you probably don't have vinyl sheets) Fabric store for vinyl. There is also some material that they put on shower walls that is a lot more waterproof. It is a fiber reinforced plastic. Find it at the home center/building material store. Hope this helps. Later, mikey
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Thanks for the links...i'll be reading...

PowerRodsMike,
Is the material you're talking about aka, Wonder Board???
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HomeBrew,
Thanks for the links...i'll be reading...

PowerRodsMike,
Is the material you're talking about aka, Wonder Board???
No. I have heard it called melamine. 1/8-3/16" thick, semi flexable. Plastic with little fibers. white or pastel colors. sometimes you find it with a texture that looks like drops of water all over it. waterproof and used primarily for creating a shower stall or back splash over a kitchen counter. At about 40.00 per sheet it is probably almost as expensive as abs.

The masonite I refer to is also called hardboard. Look at a dry erase board and you will see some that has the contact paper covering. Made from sawdust with a resin glue. Has a semi glossy finish on one side and a surface texture that has the imprint of a woven screen on the back. Look on the back of a dresser or cheap bookcase and chances are you will see masonite. It is cheap and durable.

Wonder board is usually fiber reinforced concrete that you use under ceramic tile in a shower or countertop. That is what they used to call it here in California, any way. Has no potential use in autos.
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go with the abs dont have to worry about it warping in the future. TOM
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Thanks for your input Mikey & Tom...
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