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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Made an unbreakable Lexan door panel

Well my idea worked for the Lexan door panel. Took some 1/8" Lexan to my buddies shop in Knoxville and cut a panel out on the pin router with all the keyhole slots and other holes for handles, window crank & door strap bolts. Took all of 10 minutes! Got home and used the stock pins to install it just like a standard panel. Perfect fit! Now I need to pick up some vinyl and glue it on to finish it. It should look trick since it uses the stock mounting pins, hidden from view. Plus it won't break apart like the stock "cardboard" panel when you tug on it to remove it to service door parts. Now I gotta find some rear & tailgate panels to use as a patterns since my truck is missing them and I'll make them all. (I got alot of Lexan wonder if I should make some to sell for half the price of those ABS ones?) I'll keep you guys posted on how it all comes together.
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I'll get some pics when I cut out the next one and after I cover this one with fabric. You wont be able to see the one hung on the door now because the Lexan is clear. I'll shoot some photos of the next one before I remove the white protective film off the Lexan.
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Have you though about using vinyl paint on the backside? Color coordinate and not have to worry about glueing or covering coming off.
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Re: Made an unbreakable Lexan door panel

I also considered the vinyl material used in the sign industry, goes on like window film. But the problem with anything on the back side of the panel is it would allow you to see all the white plastic retainer clips that hold it on the door. I think a fabric covering of some sort will look best and along with some Dynamat added to the interior of the door it will reduce the "tinny" sound of the stock door.
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