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Old 09-05-2011, 11:46 PM   #21
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Lexan, used thin rubberized foam sealer around the edge to minimize vibration and used a dremmel to melt the holes.

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Diamond plate and miatas do not mix (can't sense sarcasm)
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By that logic, the only door-cards we should have access to would be crushed velvet with pink tiger-stripes.

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pics after it hits another wall?

yeah...







not in the least. I'd say if you have a mullet, you can use diamond plate door cards and floormats.
Stop stalking me. It isn't my fault that we can't wear mullets within regs. Plus, you live in VA, you see plenty-a good mullets.

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Lexan, used thin rubberized foam sealer around the edge to minimize vibration and used a dremmel to melt the holes.

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I like that. I got to thinking, what is wrong with shitty plywood, covered with shitty vinyl from hancock fabrics or the such?
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pics after it hits another wall?

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not in the least. I'd say if you have a mullet, you can use diamond plate door cards and floormats.
Meh. That's after he started trying to hard, and after it went from epic to fail.
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its a drift car. it was expected to look like shithole.
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That's pretty awesome Seraph. Probably more work that I would want to put into it, to make it look right. My paint is kind of ugly under the panel, lots of scratches, and the black glue for the plastic moisture barrier is everywhere.
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That's pretty awesome Seraph. Probably more work that I would want to put into it, to make it look right. My paint is kind of ugly under the panel, lots of scratches, and the black glue for the plastic moisture barrier is everywhere.
Thanks, I took my time to do it right. The black stuff took forever to get off and in the end I resorted to my drill and wire wheel. I just repainted it to make it look nice. I'm planning on removing the arm rests and putting in door pulls, eventually.
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I have ALU-panels in my race car. On the picture, it still has a protective film on it.
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I bought a set of ABS plastic ones on ebay for $70. They are exact replicas of the stock cardboard door card so you can wrap them or just stick the clips in and call it a day. They came with the speaker holes not cut out so you can decide if you want a radio or not.

I will see if I can get a picture and post it. I am planing on putting a layer of carbonfiber sheet over it for looks but nothing special.
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So where do you guys get cheap abs now?
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I bought a set of ABS plastic ones on ebay for $70. They are exact replicas of the stock cardboard door card so you can wrap them or just stick the clips in and call it a day. They came with the speaker holes not cut out so you can decide if you want a radio or not.

I will see if I can get a picture and post it. I am planing on putting a layer of carbonfiber sheet over it for looks but nothing special.
Holy ****, $70? Where exactly did you get these. I don't see anything on ebay, so they may not be offered anymore. I was going to pay $90 and still have to do all of the cutting and trimming.
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The cost of ABS is what would steer me towards some sort of Plexiglas despite what I said about it earlier. Maybe I'd try some sort of thin MDF board and cover it with something.
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To me the clean look and ease of use of ABS is well worth the $60 to $90 that it will cost, depending on thickness.
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So... I'm about to begin. But I think I have changed my mind. While I want ABS, it's costly and I can't find any local. Does anyone see a problem with using 1/4" plywood? Seal both sides from moisture to keep it from rotting, and cover the outside with fabric or vinyl. I din't think the 1/4" thickness would hurt anything. Should be enough clearance everywhere. I'm so far beyond tired of these ratty stock panels. The Katzkin leather covers are peeling off all of the corners and looks like ----, and rip loose every time I open or close the door.
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Plywood would be heavy, and more difficult to work with. Use masonite. Thinner (available in 1/8"), cheap, available at any box store, easy to cut and shape. You could use a coping saw or a utility knife and a file. It's what door panels always used to be made of anyway.

Vinyl to cover it is also available cheap. A yard is about 12-15 bucks last I checked.
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Plywood would be heavy, and more difficult to work with. Use masonite. Thinner (available in 1/8"), cheap, available at any box store, easy to cut and shape. You could use a coping saw or a utility knife and a file. It's what door panels always used to be made of anyway.

Vinyl to cover it is also available cheap. A yard is about 12-15 bucks last I checked.
------- brilliant! Why didn't I think of that. Good looking out. Now to locate some. Hope I can find it in 24x48 size.
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i would use dibond from a sign shop. it is a sandwich of aluminum and abs
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That doesn't sound expensive at all...
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So Roger, what exactly do you mean by box store? I've been checking like crazy online and see barely any online retailers. Hopefully I can find some local without too much hassle. This is the ideal stuff for my panels.
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Lowes, Home Despot and the like. Places like that rarely carry stuff like that online, because you can't order online, you have to go to the store. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't in stock in nearly every location.

Another alternative might be that sign stuff. Coroplast is one brand, but there are others. You'd probably have to go to a sign making place to find it. Dibond isn't all that expensive, maybe 90 bucks a sheet. The problem is finding it, so you don't have to try to ship a single sheet.
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