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  • Retired
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    Get the correct sizes of galvanized six inch pipe. Cut pipe in half or put a pipe cap on one end, grind the threaded end on an angle to form a cutting edge. Use hammer and a block of wood to punch out holes in door panel foundation board.

    Richard

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  • Jerry Forrester
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    What did you end up getting?
    quote:Originally posted by BubbaBear

    Thanks Milt. We got what we needed on South Grand.
    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

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  • BubbaBear
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    Thanks Milt. We got what we needed on South Grand.

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  • uasrs
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    You can get the black moisture proof stuff here:
    http://www.perfectfit.com/15347/1545...anelboard.html
    and
    http://www.rodinteriors.com/panel-boards-accessories

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  • DKing
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    Depending on size, you could order it from McMaster Carr. A great place with a great search engine to find what you are looking for.

    I found a 24x 48 piece of 1/8" ABS @ $44.44 plus shipping.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#8586k262/=5xxtm1

    Maybe this might work for you. It also is delivered to you door.

    David

    [img=left]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_SuHaRG4eFas/SevU9Pcl-jI/AAAAAAAACJs/cRB5QokGtEs/s288/DSC01155.JPG[/img=left]
    David King

    1964 Studebaker Commander
    1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (615)
    1966 Pontiac GTO convertible

    SDC Member#: A011937K

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  • BubbaBear
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    The ABS sounds good if I can find it. South Grand is not too far away so we can check there too. Checked one place today but they handle mostly furniture stuff. Thanks all.

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  • Milaca
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    I too had some issues with getting clip holes exactly where they belonged being that I used the old original panel as a pattern and it was severely warped from water damage and perhaps shrunk also.


    Autumn at Lake Barget
    In the middle of Minnestudea

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  • unclemiltie
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    I got the board I used for the door panels on my 47 some years back from South Grand Auto Upholstery. I am not sure if they still stock it or not. It takes some time to cut out the holes etc for the clips and handles. Next time I plan on buying from Ernie as getting the clip holes lined up was somewhat a pain.

    Milt

    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
    1961 Hawk
    1964 Convertable
    1967 Avanti
    1961 Lark 2 door
    1950 Commander Starlight

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  • Jerry Forrester
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    quote:Originally posted by BubbaBear
    I used plastic.



    No sewing involved, just 3M spray adhesive.


    You'll see no screw heads on these door panels.[^]

    For more pix of Leo, the '55 Pres HT go here,,http://good-times.webshots.com/album/551236383cfruwd

    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

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  • WCP
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    For anyone doing door panels on an Avanti, I highly recommend 1/8" tempered masonite as the foundation material as it helps strengthen the inner panels to keep them from cracking. That's not really a problem with a steel car though!

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  • Carl Purdy
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    By the time it takes to cut out all the fastener holes door handles and window cranks it's easier to get one from Ernie Loga.

    7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
    http://ozarktrails.tripod.com/
    Studebaker Diners Club

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  • Carl Purdy
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    Ernie Loga does cars also. All of my door panels came from him. He has most of the patterns. But you will have to wait for a while he is recovering form a fire right now.

    7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
    http://ozarktrails.tripod.com/
    Studebaker Diners Club

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  • bams50
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    Jim Lawrence is indeed the guy. He can make them from quality material for you. I know Ernie Loga makes them as well, but I'm not sure if he does other than trucks. Moot point right now, since he's temporarily suspended business while he rebuilds from a fire.

    Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    GOD BLESS AMERICA





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  • sweetolbob
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    John

    It appears you live near a large city. St Louis, Mo. There should be a few operations that supply plastic sheet. The black plastic is, I believe, ABS sheet. Most any decent plastics destributor should handle it.

    It is waterproof, used in drain pipe, should hold staples well and can be cemented together.

    Bob

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  • Dwain G.
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    I knew a trimmer, the late Denny Hipp, that used mahogany door skin.

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