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#1 BigBopper805

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

Anybody know where i can get door panels?? mine seem to be made out of cardboard!!!!
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#2 hobbes_the_cat

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

They were made from basically cardboard from the factory. If you have a 510, there is no one making reproductions. You need to find used ones or make your own.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

Go to a lumber yard with a sample. They can find something similar. If careful you can peel the old black vinyl off and glue it on or get creative and use speaker grill cloth, or fine nape carpeting or...

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#4 Dawa

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

^ +1. peel off the original stuff, find fabric (vinyl, flower print, whatever) and use 3m spray adhesive

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#5 revolt510

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Anyone in the seattle area have a 2 door sedan with the panels and would also be willing to let me come by and trace them? Please PM if so.

If not, can someone post the thickness of the core material? 3/16", 1/8" ??

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

most likely 1/8" If you want a cheap fix go to home depot and get sheets of mdf, basically particle board. Or if you want something nicer got to TAP plastics and get sheets of 1/8" ABS plastic, I spent $50 bucks to do my 620 including kick panels

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

The mdf board is fine for these cars these days, cuz many aren't used as daily drivers, thus much less potential moisture damage (guess that could depend on where you are!), which is often what happened to them. Use a THIN foam padding, a THIN vinyl material (so it will wrap around the edges nicely), 3M spray trim adhesive, cut the mdf from a pattern clean & smooth, sand the edges of the mdf so they are a l'il rounded. The corners are the trickiest, so if you haven't done it before, get a buddy to help that has. If you've got the $$ to pay an upholstry shop, they can "stitch" in a pattern, similar to the factory "heat seamed" pattern, or something custom!

Also keep in mind that you can buy any color factory original USED panels, clean them thoroughly, and paint them with the aerosol vinyl paint. I just did it on my last beater project, and it turned out really nice! I have used a gloss black vinyl paint in the past, but I used a matte/flat black last time, and I think the flat looks better...........personal preference.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:39 PM

awesome, thanks for the replies!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

Check this guy out, he might make a custom set of ABS ones for you. More pricey...but it is laser cut ABS.

http://oldskoolvw.com/ --->Stuff --->ABS Door Cards.

And yes...it's my name on the website. He bought it from under me when I lapsed (for over a year i think), not intentional I'm sure. He's a good guy. I still own a few other oldskoolvws domains so no big deal.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

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thanks for that link, those door cards look pretty good.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

awesome link oldskool, bookmarked them for future reference :thumbup:
They have much more character than a blank sheet of abs.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

They are supposed to be cardboard. Covered with vinyl on the outside, and the door sealed with visqueen plastic -- that's how the factory did it. They last 30 years or so. You can get some thin thin thin black vinyl from the fabric store and rebuild them.
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