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Old 01-30-2013, 01:39 PM
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Just had an experience that I would like to share. Recently, I found a supplier here in Brooklyn that I decided to give my business to. In our conversation, he told me that he stocks 1/2 inch sewfoam. So instead of waiting for and missing FEDEX and UPS deliveries, I decide to take a ride to his business and pick up what I need. Well, once I got there, he tells me that he only has 1/4 inch available but has regular 1/2 inch foam. My days of getting upset and pissed are over. I looked at him and said, " Thanks anyhow" and walked out. Upon arriving home, I went online to a supplier and ordered what I needed. Total cost for what I needed was only 5 bucks more than what he would have charged me. My time and the frustrations of dealing with NYC parking are worth a hell of a lot more than that.

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Speaking of supplies, what is this on line company? I need some of the regular old "cardboard" that is used for door panels and such. What is it called and who is a good supplier on line?

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The Internet has a bunch of them. I used onlinefabricstore.net today for what I needed. But Rochford and and a few others are also around. If you read some if these other threads, you'll see them all.
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Just had an experience that I would like to share. Recently, I found a supplier here in Brooklyn that I decided to give my business to. In our conversation, he told me that he stocks 1/2 inch sewfoam. So instead of waiting for and missing FEDEX and UPS deliveries, I decide to take a ride to his business and pick up what I need. Well, once I got there, he tells me that he only has 1/4 inch available but has regular 1/2 inch foam. My days of getting upset and pissed are over. I looked at him and said, " Thanks anyhow" and walked out. Upon arriving home, I went online to a supplier and ordered what I needed. Total cost for what I needed was only 5 bucks more than what he would have charged me. My time and the frustrations of dealing with NYC parking are worth a hell of a lot more than that.
shocking, you called and he said he stocks it, but did you ask if he had any instock. before you drove there.. brick and mort buzinesses have to limit stock on hand as they need the cash not tied up in stock..inventory..
2 reasons for this, the economy is still in the tank, and most haven't forgot what the banks did to them in the credit crunch, dropping credit lines.. and #2 is the online vender.. that doesn't need a storefront and can be out of a lowrent dump area and no one cares because they never step foot into the "surplier" taxes are going to ski rocket because the city/towns are loosing money as the local storefronts go under..
the last few years they've use traffic tickets as a stop gap.. most are almost bankrupt.. your taxes are next, in my state, income tax/property tax/ milage tax(they want to tax you per mile driven a year) and they are going to force amazon to collect sales tax starting nov 2014..
my local won't be the only one to do this.. online shopping, has killed most tax coffers, and the tax man is now got his sights set on them.. and you..
what ever you save in buy'n on line you'll pay out double in taxes going up..
just like any amont you save buy'n imported goods, we'll pay 5 times what we save in interest on the money we borrow to pay unemployment/etc..
yes shopping online is nice.. everyone does it.. me included. either because there are no local stores anymore or to buy AMERICAN MADE.. but the hammer is about to fall..
very soon
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What exactly is that "cardboard" called that is used in the back of trim panels?

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Kraft Tan Waterproof Panelboard
Perfect fit has most everything you need. And they are on the west coast.
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Big thanks, wish I could hit the "Thanks" button five times. That is exactly what was after.

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Keystone Upholstery supply is now in Hayward, they used to be in santa clara, My son worked there , they say they are wholdsale only. but you are in the auto industry. You could probably get an account. and they are online.
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Brian: Almost nobody uses waterproof panel board any more. PVC foam board is the way to go to make door panels. You can get it from most sign shops or from sheet plastic suppliers. It goes by the brand names CelTec, Komatex, Sintra, and Palight. It comes in 4' by 8' sheets and is available in 3MM and 6MM thicknesses. 3MM is about equal to 1/8" thick, just like the panel board. This stuff cuts with regular woodworking tools. When you drill holes, use spade bits or Forstner bits. You can sew through it with no problem. It is completely waterproof, unlike "waterproof" panel board. It costs about $30 for a sheet, and is well worth it.
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These door panels and kick panels were made with PVC foam board.
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Brian: Almost nobody uses waterproof panel board any more. PVC foam board is the way to go to make door panels. You can get it from most sign shops or from sheet plastic suppliers. It goes by the brand names CelTec, Komatex, Sintra, and Palight. It comes in 4' by 8' sheets and is available in 3MM and 6MM thicknesses. 3MM is about equal to 1/8" thick, just like the panel board. This stuff cuts with regular woodworking tools. When you drill holes, use spade bits or Forstner bits. You can sew through it with no problem. It is completely waterproof, unlike "waterproof" panel board. It costs about $30 for a sheet, and is well worth it.
I'll look into it. But you know I am seriously old school, and cheap. But I will likely heed your advice as I know it's always good.

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Thanks this is a very good post because I can't find door panels for my 60 Falcon Wagon
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What about this stuff from McMaster??


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This stuff is soft, like polyurethane foam you'd use in seat cushions. You could not make door panels with it. PVC foamboard is not expensive, you could easily make 4 door panels with a 4'by 8' sheet at about $7.50 a door panel. That's half of what waterproof panel cardboard sells for.
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On those door panels where do u get the thin chrome trim and hiws it attatched?
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