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replacement door skins? by woodyhere
Started on: 11-16-2013 01:54 PM
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Report this Post11-16-2013 01:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for woodyhereClick Here to Email woodyhereSend a Private Message to woodyhereEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a 87 GT. The doors look pretty wavy when you site down the side of the car. Does anyone make replacement fiberglass door skins?

Thanks, Woody

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Report this Post11-16-2013 03:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Your best bet is to get used skins from a junkyard or some of the people in the Mall section. If you want fiberglass, Paul (Tha Driver) on here makes them but the molding is removed and smoothed over.
http://angelonearth.net/customfiberglass/
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Thanks for the reply. I should have asked this in a different way. My door panels are original and look good but aren't flat anymore. The car has never been hit so it's the plastic that isn't straight. Have any ideas how to make it dead straight and stay that way?

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Originally posted by woodyhere:

I have a 87 GT. The doors look pretty wavy when you site down the side of the car. Does anyone make replacement fiberglass door skins?

Thanks, Woody



They are not fiberglass, just so you know, they are plastic, endoroflex. a common mistake made by most people who don't know what they are talking about when it comes to our little cars. the hood, rear deck lid, roof and engine lid are all fiberglass but all the side panels are endoroflex flexible plastic like the bumpers.

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Report this Post11-17-2013 04:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm unsure that you can heat the skins and get them back into shape. I have had an aero nose done and it went back into shape. This was a pricey proposition. As others have suggested, you should be able to find another skin used from a yard www.thefierofactory.com or another Fiero parts car.
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Report this Post11-17-2013 07:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for woodyhereClick Here to Email woodyhereSend a Private Message to woodyhereEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Steve I know they are plastic. I see cars on the forum that look really straight. I thought there might be a source for fiberglass door replacements that others have used. That said, how do you folks make your plastic look so straight? I did a little heat and flattening on the front bumper cover around the lic. plate holder. It looks pretty good but not new. I might try a stiffener bonded to the skin on the inside but I'm a little worried about the different expansion rates when in the sun. How does filler hold up? Does it stay straight?

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Report this Post11-17-2013 08:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1MohrFieroSend a Private Message to 1MohrFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are they wavy or do they curve in at the area just in front of the door handles? There is a leveling block under the door skin in that area which is adjustable and will pull the skin in push it out.

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