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Old 12-23-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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I'm not a fan of the OEM door cards/panels. I've seen a variety of replacements out there, some made from aluminum. Has anyone purchased them and--if so--can you recommend a certain product?
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LRB Speed and JDSM make 'em.

I've seen the JDSM in person. Looks pretty simple
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make them yourself. I made a set using NA upper door bumpers and abs door cards for my 10ae. I'm sure you've seen photo's as they always surface in a door card thread before too long.

Very very easy and overall cheap.
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Pacman99 used the stock NB tops
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Pacman99 used the stock NB tops
True... I explored that route when I did mine but I did not like how the NB door cards do not return properly to the flat door card material when cut. You end up with a 1/4" gap where the two meet and it bothered me.



It's all because of this molding in the NB door card. If it went in just 1/4" more it would be perfect.
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So did you go with the NA tops then?
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make them yourself. I made a set using NA upper door bumpers and abs door cards for my 10ae. I'm sure you've seen photo's as they always surface in a door card thread before too long.

Very very easy and overall cheap.
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Im not sure how hard it is for the nb but for my na i figured it was cheaper to make replacements instead of spending the money on "store bought" cards.
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Flat diamond pattern panels like the black one are very easy and very cheap to make. You just sew some material over batting or foam with some backing material and stretch it over cardboard or abs that has been cut in the proper shape. A little spray glue to hold it down and you are good.

Some material comes already fused to foam in a pattern.
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I used the foam padding you use under the floating hardwood floors.. Right from lowes.. Works awesome but it only comes in big rolls
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