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interior body panels (bed area)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by plinkin556, May 1, 2004.

  1. plinkin556

    plinkin556 Registered Member

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    Anybody got any ideas on what I can do with the bed of my blazer? The original panels have been removed leaving a bunch of brackets. I have an idea to use some treated plywood build new panels with storage and speakers built in. Any better ideas? I wish I had the skill to do the diamond plate thing.
     
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    I built mine out of 1/2 inch MDF and mounted my speakers in them. I can get you some pictures and some measurements in a couple of days if you like.

    Steven
     
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    That would be gret, Thanks.
     
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    1/4" marine plywood; multiple coats of varathane:

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    Later they got some nice blue vinyl stapled over them, and voila, new rear interior.

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    I used floor underlayment(LUON) and then used a black chip guard and mounted my speakers to it moved them under the ashtrays, yes I put the ashtrays in my new panels
     
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    I made mine out of fiber glass
     
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    You could start off with a wood backing, And then over lay some headliner material. You can buy the rolls of it at pepboys for 30.00. Enough to do 1 side. Just to make it "look better". I considered that, But then stumbled on a good set of stock ones!!
     
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    I am going to recarpet mine with black carpet but before I lay it down I am going to cut a really long flame pattern out of 1/2" foam and glue it the the panels, then lay the carpet over to reveal 3D flames all the way down the bedsides. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have an idea to use some treated plywood build new panels with storage and speakers built in.

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    thats exactly what I did... i made some "half panels" that run from the middle of the wheel-well forward. Treated the hell out of the plywood, covered it with black vinyl and installed some speakers. Attached it with new stainless screws/washers. Its held up REALLY well, even when I have the top off and it rains it doesnt seem to effect em much.

    Dont think I'd use diamond plate for this app... no real point in doing that is there?

    j
     

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