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#16 panelbeaterpeter

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:41 AM

Hmm I've never done rear doors to be honest, but they will be an inner and outer skin, I imagine it would turn out easier to source another good door, don't know if skins are available.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:49 AM

is it worth putting just those bottom doors skins on http://www.minisport..._08-01-415.html ?
sick how to aswell
have you got one for doing a whole car? haha

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:51 AM

Hmm I've never done rear doors to be honest, but they will be an inner and outer skin, I imagine it would turn out easier to source another good door, don't know if skins are available.


Okay, may do just that.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Just noticed this:

http://www.minispare.....LOWER INNER...

For 25 I can't really go wrong can I?

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

Ah! yeah that looks pretty good! and for that price, would be worth giving it a go!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:06 AM

is it worth putting just those bottom doors skins on http://www.minisport..._08-01-415.html ?
sick how to aswell
have you got one for doing a whole car? haha


Thats a waste of time really, you always end up warping the skin where it's welded and need a load of filler to make it look half right. Much easier, quicker and does a better job to fit an entire new skin.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:19 PM

ok ill do the whole skin then never doen it before and cant weld so ill have to practice first

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:27 AM

For anyone needing to repair the lower part of the door frame, I found the plain doorstep repair panel not the shaped one once trimmed to be a perfect fit for repairing the complete lower edge. Now this was a long time ago but the proper lower repair panel for the door frame was about a 12 and a plain doorstep was a 1 at the time so it was a very effective cheap repair if the rot was not terrible

This is for the main doors not rear doors

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Edited by R1mini, 19 October 2008 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 07:47 PM

I was given the heads up from a pal in the US, its a door skin folding tool that fits into your air chisel.

See the video Here

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:44 PM

what did you use to tidy up your welds?? where did you get the soft pads from???

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:48 PM

Softpad on a grinder and a belt file. You can get both from bodyshop suppliers, or maybe B&Q etc..




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