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Unread 02-28-2009, 05:23 AM   #1
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Custom Door Panel Ideas

Does anyone have any custom door panel ideas. I am going to replace my existing door panels and want to know if anyone has made panels out of wood or any other material. I could just by some replacements, but I want the jeep doors to stand out. Let me know....Thanks Kevin
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Unread 02-28-2009, 05:31 AM   #2
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Not sure if you have newer doors or older ones, but I have older ones and was looking for something... so, I saw a guy that made them and basically recovered some wood, so I bought them... then I found these cool different handles that weren't asw stiff, and more flexible, so in a way it is somewhat custom, but still holds to the original theme.

Not sure if that is what you were asking for or not, but I thought it turned out pretty cool.

http://www.certifiablejeep.com/image...e/100_1693.jpg

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Unread 02-28-2009, 05:35 AM   #3
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That is what I am asking for....I have YJ doors for my CJ. The panels were trashed and currently I am riding around with no door panels. Although my Jeep is far from being finished I would like to tackle this step soon. Of course before too long the doors will be off the jeep and stuck in the garage for the warm weather.
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I made a new interior panel for the rear door of my World Cab hardtop, but the concept would be the same for making any other door panels. I used 1/8" chipboard (cardboard) available at an art supply store, cut it to shape, and covered it with diamond-plate vinyl I found online. I used 3M spray contact cement to adhere to vinyl to the cardboard.

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jscherb, thats a really great idea. Thanks!
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Unread 10-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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I actually just used diamond plate material on my last YJ. Fit perfectly in the upper track and looks great with certain color combinations.
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I made a new interior panel for the rear door of my World Cab hardtop, but the concept would be the same for making any other door panels. I used 1/8" chipboard (cardboard) available at an art supply store, cut it to shape, and covered it with diamond-plate vinyl I found online. I used 3M spray contact cement to adhere to vinyl to the cardboard.


paper or plastic board... i think I'll try this with plastic...

if you used paper, how long ago/how has it held up?
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Jsherb,
Did you use the original style plastic clips/attachments to hold the panel to the door itself? If so, how did you attach the clips to the panel?
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Jsherb,
Did you use the original style plastic clips/attachments to hold the panel to the door itself? If so, how did you attach the clips to the panel?
Yes I used the original method of attaching the panel, no they aren't plastic clips. This panel is on the rear door of a Jeep factory World Cab, and this World Cab came with a sheet-metal panel held on with sheet-metal screws. When I replaced the metal panel with my cardboard one, I still used sheet metal screws, although I used some nicer black ones.

If I were making panels for the driver/passenger doors, I definitely would have used the original style plastic clips. They're very easy to use, they screw right into the cardboard panel, and using them wouldn't require any door modifications.
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paper or plastic board... i think I'll try this with plastic...

if you used paper, how long ago/how has it held up?
I wrote the answer to that in the post that you quoted... I used 1/8 chipboard, a type of cardboard, it's available at art supply stores. I also used this when I made the headliner for my World Cab. Here's a photo of the headliner. Both the door panel and the headliner have been in the Jeep for several years, they're like new still.

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