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Can someone please help me come up with an idea for some door panels for my 1968 chevelle. I bought this car about 6 months ago and the door panels were missing. I know I can purchase some new repo ones for about 350.00 for Austley's Chevelle, but the funds have run low for interior.
I'm not tring to be cheap, but would like to know if anyone has any ideas. thanks
 

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I dont have a picture of a chevelle door so it's not exactly accurate but here you go...





[ February 04, 2003: Message edited by: -=Cl0nE=- ]</p>
 

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HEY CHEV: I have a 1938 Lafayette street rod. The gal that did my interior used cheap paneling from the home improvement center. She cut it to shape, put about quarter inch foam glued to paneling and then upolstery material over that. It looks great and has been in service about ten years. She also put big pockets on doors and in back seat section. She used a heavy material but you can get that stuff at WalMart. I am not a big WalMart fan but usually have a girlie in that department who can be very helpful in some hints. Maybe :) :) she might be cute and you could get married and she would do it for you......GOOD LUCK DAVE
 

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hey slant six: date tip!
 

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Originally posted by Dave E Shank:
<strong>HEY CHEV: I have a 1938 Lafayette street rod. The gal that did my interior used cheap paneling from the home improvement center. She cut it to shape, put about quarter inch foam glued to paneling and then upolstery material over that. It looks great and has been in service about ten years. She also put big pockets on doors and in back seat section. She used a heavy material but you can get that stuff at WalMart. I am not a big WalMart fan but usually have a girlie in that department who can be very helpful in some hints. Maybe :) :) she might be cute and you could get married and she would do it for you......GOOD LUCK DAVE</strong><hr></blockquote>
A great idea. Do you know how i would go about molding the top of the door panel? The flat part would work great but do not know how to mold top.
 

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how about this one, omit the top portion and it's pretty easily producable with some foam, leather, and a little glass work....





let me know if you want to see it without the top piece...

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HEY CHEVY: I have seen the door panels and center consoles that were molded out of fiberglass cloth plus resin. I have seen one that was made using Bondo over a form. Doesn't have to be fancy because you are going to cover it up. One of the magazines just had an article on building a Carson Top and they used chicken wire, fiber board and other material that you wouldn't associate with upholstry work. Be creative ;) ;) ;) DAVE
 

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Damn you guys I will be thinking I'll be doing good when I recover my door panels and replace the cardboard or just reinforce it... nevermind do all the stuff you guys wanna do
 
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