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    Default Making your own door panel backing board???

    Hey guys I remember someone saying on here that they used mdf board from lowes to make their door panels and headliner board but I can't find it. Does anyone know how thick it has to be. I would like to get the ones from FMR but my wallet won't allow it and the car wont be that nice to get those.....for now .
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    Well after much searching on here I found that some guys have used peg board material w/o the holes and it works good. Lowes has a 4' x 8' 1/8" board for $8 . I will have enough to do 3 SETS of backing boards! I will make another thread with a build on the door panels.
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    85 GT 1C Vert = Grey int. no power options but A/C.
    85 GT 2R Hatch = "Pepper"ALL original sunroof car grey int.,full scale restoration coming one day
    85 GT 2A Hatch = tan int. 2.5" full exhaust, frame connectors, AutoMeter Pro Comp gauges, 5-Lug w/17" Bullitts, converted to FI, 8.8 w/3.55s etc.
    85 GT 1C Hatch = Dads new toy ALL ORIGINAL
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    Pegboard without holes is tempered hardboard. Two types available: tempered and regular.
    Tempered= more water resistance, impact resistance, hardness, rigidity and tensile strength.
    Last edited by gr79; 07-19-2009 at 11:23 AM.

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    If u can find some, try looking for marine board, its a panel board and 1/8 to a 1/4 in thick, u just have to cut the holes out with a punch, its what I use
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    Do you know how much it is?
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    85 GT 1C Vert = Grey int. no power options but A/C.
    85 GT 2R Hatch = "Pepper"ALL original sunroof car grey int.,full scale restoration coming one day
    85 GT 2A Hatch = tan int. 2.5" full exhaust, frame connectors, AutoMeter Pro Comp gauges, 5-Lug w/17" Bullitts, converted to FI, 8.8 w/3.55s etc.
    85 GT 1C Hatch = Dads new toy ALL ORIGINAL
    85 GS/RS 4D Hatch = My first capri
    73 Mach 1 - 351 2bbl Auto Yellow w/Tan interior

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    Off the top of my head, no, but ill find out tomorrow when I get to da shop and let u know then
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    I love this thread, thanks for posting. I'm working on my driver side door panel from the 86 GT vert, should be finished soon...
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    Didn't see it on this thread but here is his full write up:
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...=backing+board
    I have it bookmarked because I need to do this myself eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free1986 View Post
    Didn't see it on this thread but here is his full write up:
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...=backing+board
    I have it bookmarked because I need to do this myself eventually.
    yes, I thought that ^^^ was the thread I was actually posting in....

    Too much fumes I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    I love this thread, thanks for posting. I'm working on my driver side door panel from the 86 GT vert, should be finished soon...
    Thanks its really easy too. If you have any questions just PM me.
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    85 GT 1C Vert = Grey int. no power options but A/C.
    85 GT 2R Hatch = "Pepper"ALL original sunroof car grey int.,full scale restoration coming one day
    85 GT 2A Hatch = tan int. 2.5" full exhaust, frame connectors, AutoMeter Pro Comp gauges, 5-Lug w/17" Bullitts, converted to FI, 8.8 w/3.55s etc.
    85 GT 1C Hatch = Dads new toy ALL ORIGINAL
    85 GS/RS 4D Hatch = My first capri
    73 Mach 1 - 351 2bbl Auto Yellow w/Tan interior

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    If we could find some hard plastic - that would be much better. My del sol's door panels are plastic. That way - it will never warp. And that is molded plastic. For the mustang, it would be a lot easier since it is just flat.....

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85 GT Kid View Post
    Thanks its really easy too. If you have any questions just PM me.
    Thanks. I'm all set - look for progress pics soon in my Vert thread
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd - finally under the knife for a resto:
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?t=121124
    1986 SVO Mustang - 1C
    1986 Mustang GT Vert 302 / 5spd

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    Thanks. I'm all set - look for progress pics soon in my Vert thread
    Will do .
    Son of Jleews6, Johnny 5
    85 GT 1C Vert = Grey int. no power options but A/C.
    85 GT 2R Hatch = "Pepper"ALL original sunroof car grey int.,full scale restoration coming one day
    85 GT 2A Hatch = tan int. 2.5" full exhaust, frame connectors, AutoMeter Pro Comp gauges, 5-Lug w/17" Bullitts, converted to FI, 8.8 w/3.55s etc.
    85 GT 1C Hatch = Dads new toy ALL ORIGINAL
    85 GS/RS 4D Hatch = My first capri
    73 Mach 1 - 351 2bbl Auto Yellow w/Tan interior

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    I used compressed pvc foam board, you need to get it from a place that makes vinyl sign boards. It can be heated and formed. I used it for the trunk, headliner and door panels, I liked the idea that it was water proof.
    Package tray


    Door panels


    trunk pieces



    headliner


    great stuff, cheap too, good luck.
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    Good info trbofox, but I didn't go that route. Here is a teaser shot of the good and bad:



    I'll post more shots later....
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd - finally under the knife for a resto:
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?t=121124
    1986 SVO Mustang - 1C
    1986 Mustang GT Vert 302 / 5spd

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