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Rear side panels

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 87K5TBI, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. 87K5TBI

    87K5TBI Registered Member

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    The originals in my 87 are all watered down and rotted out, anybody know where I can buy new replacements, or who has made there own, and out of what? thanks in advance guys :D

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  2. camok5

    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You can buy new replacement ones through LMC but they are really expensive. I made my own out of 3/8 plywood and covered them in speaker carpet. All I did was use one of the old ones as a templete, traced around it on the plywood and cut it out with a jigsaw. I even put cargo doors into them in the back so I could use the open space between the panels and the bed for extra storage. It really is easy to do.
     
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    I made some out of a 4x8 sheet of cabinet backing stuff (1/4 inch thick) and covered them in headliner material. I used the door vents as vents for my amp I mounted behind the panel. I still have to make new door panels. All in all it was about 30 to make bolth.

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    87K5TBI Registered Member

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    sweet, I'll start looking for something to make new ones out of.... just put new black carpet in so these nasty panels have got to go!
     
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    I just bought a 4'x8' sheet of 1/4" paneling today for $10 at Lowe's. Used the old panels as a template. I'm going to coat them with Herculiner and reinstall.
     
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    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    I made mine out of allumibrite diamond plate pics are in my sig.
     
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    k5lover Registered Member

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    I rebuilt my side panels out of plywood and built speaker boxes out of 3/4" MDF. I carpeted everyting with speaker carpet. I also put a lockable hatch door in there for valuables.

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    ive got a pair, but shipping across country would be a pain most likely
     

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