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3/10/11 11:37pm - Original Message: 'Door panel skins'
Willis76 Lifetime Member
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Rockland, MA - USA

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76, L48, 4spd & 09, LS3, 6spd

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Has anyone ever used these door panel skins instead of buying new door panels? How difficult was it? Would like to give it a shot, sure seems to be a lot cheaper than buying new panels.
 
 
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3/11/11 11:51am - Reply: 'Door panel skins'
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Darnestown, MD - USA

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"Ruby", is my 1982 Candy Red - my Daily Driver

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Something just seems wrong about this to me - but then again I have never seen an installed door panel "skin".  So until I em wowed by one my answer is no thanks -  Thumbs Down

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3/11/11 3:25pm - Reply: 'Door panel skins'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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 The price tag is very attractive if the finished product can look as good as the factory stuff.

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3/12/11 4:51pm - Reply: 'Door panel skins'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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Frederick County Corvette Club (Maryland) Tan 64 365 Hp Conv 4 sp Red 72 4 sp Conv ..running a '68 327 Blue 76 Coupe L 48 4 sp White 79 Coupe L 82 auto Silver 98 Conv, 6 sp 35th Anniv '88 vette

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I put a skin on my 76 drivers door ....many 15 years ago... and it still looks good. and you can not tell any difference between my two doors.......

BUT it sure was not an easy job...do it in warm weather and use glue that sets up fairly slow as you have to "work" the skins so they lay flat with no air bumbles or wrinkles...  I got the job done BUT today I do not know if I would go that route again...I'm now retired and Today I'd be tempted to throw money at the problem and buy new complete panels...and spend 30 minutes installing them

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