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Replacement board material for panels


TomoHawk

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Is there a common material that you can find at a DIY or art store, etc., that can be used to make panels like on the hatch bottom, etc? It should be thin, yet stiff enough to not flex much if you touch it and not crush when you attach with screws.

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Look for birch ply or lite ply at a hobby store, it will be expencive but you can get it down to 1/64" thick. Or look at www.balsausa.com 12" X 48" is the largest they sell but their prices will be much less than a hobby shop. Lite ply is made from Popular and is available in 1/8", birch goes down to 1/64".

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I don't remember what te panels were like. Did the vinyl wrap around the edges or just end flush. Wrapping is harder to do, of course, but doable, with enough time.

Will--

I would never use staples since they would show. Even the screws have the decorative washers.

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Chipboard is what is originally used-a thinner version of OSB with more resin/glue, and paper remnants instead of 1/2 chewed wood.

The board was covered in a 1/8" sheet of foam cut to fit one side and glued, then sprayed with glue, wrapped in vinyl, with staples through the back.

Will

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Masonite is thin. about 3mm. Dont know is it has another name in the USA. Dark brown particle board type stuff.

Camo, it's called Masonite in the U.S. as well. Lot's of things are made of masonite. As you know, it's thin and much stronger than heavy cardboard.

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Chipboard is what is originally used-

The board was covered in a 1/8" sheet of foam cut to fit one side and glued, then sprayed with glue, wrapped in vinyl, with staples through the back.

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Good thing they switched over, otherwise the 280Z would weigh more tham 3000 Lbs.
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