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Rear interior side panels...replacements?

Discussion in 'Interior - Stock & Custom' started by AJMBLAZER, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Both of the side interior panels on The Blazer are screwed up. Got wet and the PO who was a ham radio guy had his way with them mounting wires and radio stuff to them. I'd like to replace them with something as they're looking kinda meh and I think after I get the rest of the interior Rhino Lined they'll look extra meh.:crazy:

    I've seen diamond plate...and I think I recall someone using thin plywood once. What have you guys used?

    I'd like to do something tough and weather proof. Might even get it Rhino Lined to match the rest of the interior. Not sure though. Budget is a big factor.

    Before someone suggests it there isn't much chance of me finding replacement panels around here. Michigan was hard on these vehicles and the junkyards ate most of the ones they had already. There are none up north near me and my buddies have been looking around down south but so far have found nothing.
     
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    Mine are 1/4" pylwood, then had aguy recover to look like factory
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  3. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I dunno if I want to redo mine with a stock vibe since the interior is getting Rhino Lined.
     
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    DP seems to be the easiest, convenient way to go...

    I'm doing the same composite glass used throughout my truck... impervious to weather.... obviously not for everyone, a tad pricey.. actually, I have 3 4' x 8's of 3/16th's coming this week to cover all my upcoming glass projects...


    I've seen this stuff after it's been sitting outside for 15 yrs, looks as good as the day you bought it...


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    how about some starboard-type material, like cutting boards are made of? they sell sheets of that at like homo depot i think...
     
  5. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Hmmm...might have to check that. Do they sell it in the right dimensions to do the whole thing?

    My buddy suggested aluminum sheet metal but then I'd probably want it Rhino Lined or something.
     
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    Since we are on this topic, does anybody have or can you make me a template out of a big peice of paper or cardboard and mail it to me so I can make new panels out of plywood? PM me if you can and I will give you an address. Thanks guys.
     
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    You know i was going to trace mine out when i was re-doing mine just for this reason, i knew someone could probably use them. But sorry i flaked out on that one.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I'll try and do something when I take mine out. Was contemplating doing that anyways so I could send it to my buddy downstate and have him cut the metal if we went that route.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Got mine out and they're destroyed. Fronts and rear are all crumbly from the rain and crap. I will however try and get the measurements for bms.


    No luck at Home Depot other than plywood. I am contemplating some thin treated plywood and then having it Rhino Lined too...dunno though.

    Ryoken, what's DP?
     
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    This has come up a few times around here. If anyone does happen to get ahold of a template we should really try and get it scanned for reproduction (I think Kinko's can do it) and made a sticky in the interior forum or something. I'd be happy to take on the file creation if someone can provide a good template.
     
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    I have good ones on brown paper.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I just mailed a template to bms. That said...I wouldn't call it perfect. More like a "cut out and fit to your vehicle then add or subtract as you need" size.
     
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    Oh, random thought, I picked up some moisture resistant Lauan at home depot and am having it Rhino lined. Light, should be sealed in, and decently tough at any rate. Eager to see how it turns out.
     
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    diamond plate


    i may be getting to this project this weekened..
     
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    Oh jeesh, can't believe I didn't figure that out.
     
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    Post up some pics once you get it done, and what was the cost of the luan?
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    $12 I want to say and one 4x8 sheet was plenty.

    You can see them as I sent them to the Rhino Liner place here:
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    Did you use 1/8" or 1/4" thick?
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Ummmm...5.2mm...so like 1/5".
     
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    Cool, that is an idea I hadn't considered before. I was hoping to find some of the plastic sheets that they use for tub surrounds, as it is 1/4" and impervious to water. Guess I may have to think about this some more.
     

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