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rbarkley

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Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« on: September 06, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »
These are the original door panels with Burtons Brushed Aluminum Door Panel Inserts.  While not bad for a 50 year old Ford product there are a few cracks etc in the panels.

I tried to restore the original inserts and they came out looking like a wavy, platinum something or the other!


I am not posting this in the Concourse section so you know that I am not going that route,  but I still try to keep as many original parts as possible.  Well, maybe not the 427 Side Oiler!

Should I just purchase new repop panels?   It would be so glaringly obvious if I don't!

Ron

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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 08:54:29 PM »
Personnally , if both of your panels look that nice .. i would reuse them with no hesition . and more importandly ..  they will fit  !!! 

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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 03:25:54 AM »
I also would use them, they look good.
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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 11:14:03 AM »
Use them.  My panels were way worse than yours, so I had no choice.  You will like the fitment better with your original panel. 
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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 01:59:25 PM »
Plus an easy to upgrade/replace later if you change your mind. Use them and focus on the next details IMHO :)
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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 04:20:22 PM »
You guys are right.  They are original, look descent enough, and time to move on to the next project.  Buffing front/rear window molding!
Thank you!
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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 05:15:42 PM »
  Hasn't been said 'till now:  Nobody likes the grain on the repop panels, and, as far as I know, nobody has bothered to correct it.  Am I wrong in this?

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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 05:28:53 PM »
  Hasn't been said 'till now:  Nobody likes the grain on the repop panels, and, as far as I know, nobody has bothered to correct it.  Am I wrong in this?
You are not wrong in this case . Don't get a big head. ;D - just teasing. As Rod has pointed out difference between the repro and original is quite visible once you have a point of reference .No updates to the repro grain that I am aware of.
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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2019, 06:22:11 PM »
I may feel guilty offering to buy you new repops and take those off your hands

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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 06:54:13 PM »
They look good, use them
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Re: Original Door Panels - Would you use these?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2019, 07:29:36 PM »
Those are great ,use em! (However they do lack the electrical tape repair”patina”of my originals...LOL ::))