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Old 02-04-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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Door Skin Feedback

I know these questions get asked all the time and always get the same answer, ďall repop stuff comes from the same placeĒ But I still would really like to hear from those that have used the full door skin panels and what manufacturer sticker was on it.

I recently replaced a door skin with a Counterpart panel and it was pretty brutal. The 2 main body lines were easily 1/2Ē off from my cab lines so I had to make my cut between the 2 to maintain decent lines. The overall profile of the door is pretty bad too.

Wondering if anyone has luck with Triplus or Goodmark skins? Iím talking the full one, not the 12Ē high one. Thanks!👍
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:02 AM   #2
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Repro sheetmetal is the absolute last resort!

That's all I know!

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Old 02-05-2018, 09:18 AM   #3
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Repro sheetmetal is the absolute last resort!

That's all I know!

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Agreed. But finding a door that isnít rotted in Canada is not easy.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:25 AM   #4
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Re: Door Skin Feedback

I hear you, then how about not replacing the whole skin? Either making or buying a patch panel or if one isn't available buying that repro skin and using the bottom foot of it, and tossing the rest in the garbage?

This is one thing I see often people will have a few inches of rust and get a patch panel that is a foot tall and using the whole thing instead of just replacing what is rusted.

Now understand, I am talking in generalities here, I have no idea what so ever how bad your rust is and all that. I am just referring to what I often see on the net.

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Old 02-05-2018, 10:34 AM   #5
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Agreed. But finding a door that isnít rotted in Canada is not easy.
I grew up in Regina and can assure you that the farm trucks (plentiful) in your area are dryer than most in all of North America. I'm on Kijiji daily and see trucks in your area that show potential so maybe there's a door or two nearby?

Post some pictures... we all like pictures.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=MARTINSR;8178729]I hear you, then how about not replacing the whole skin? Either making or buying a patch panel or if one isn't available buying that repro skin and using the bottom foot of it, and tossing the rest in the garbage?

This is one thing I see often people will have a few inches of rust and get a patch panel that is a foot tall and using the whole thing instead of just replacing what is rusted.

Now understand, I am talking in generalities here, I have no idea what so ever how bad your rust is and all that. I am just referring to what I often see on the net.

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I couldnít agree more, Iím a strong believer in leaving as much original sheet metal as possible...less chance of me warping something too. Problem is this door has a little damage further up that was crudely pulled and bondoíd, the big skin will replace it. But if I canít get any positive feedback on a companies skin, Iíll just keep searching for a better door.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:42 AM   #7
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I grew up in Regina and can assure you that the farm trucks (plentiful) in your area are dryer than most in all of North America. I'm on Kijiji daily and see trucks in your area that show potential so maybe there's a door or two nearby?

Post some pictures... we all like pictures.
Haha yeah well Iíve seen a couple but itís tough to justify buying an entire grain truck for a door. But Iím working on a deal right now and may be able to avoid the door skinning.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:53 AM   #8
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I made my own door skins. 4' Pan Brake & Slip roll.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:21 AM   #9
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Humbolt has some opportunity!
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ationFlag=true
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:29 PM   #10
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Thanks man ya I saw that but itís a Ď57 and Ď61. Different doors.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:43 PM   #11
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I don't know what year the green one is but it's not 55.2 to 59...it's 60 or newer...did you see that one in the ad?
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:17 PM   #12
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I don't know what year the green one is but it's not 55.2 to 59...it's 60 or newer...did you see that one in the ad?
Yeah the yellow one is old and the green is pre 64, it has the wrap around windshield.

I drove to Vibank this morning intending to buy all the sheetmetal off this c60 cuz the guy said the doors and hood were minty. Well the corners were rotted and full of blue bondo.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1328292032
Iíll be honest, Iíve looked at a ton of trucks while out hunting around here and have yet to see one that wasnít rusted in the door corners and fenders. And even if ya find one, how long til starts bubbling? I am more interested in replacing the skin with fresh metal and was wondering if anybody had luck with certain replacement skins.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:19 PM   #13
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I made my own door skins. 4' Pan Brake & Slip roll.
Any pics of this process? Did the skins have any crown or did you make them completely flat across?
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:38 PM   #14
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Any pics of this process? Did the skins have any crown or did you make them completely flat across?
Don't have pics of the metal in the slip roll or brake. Only these
I stretched my cab 5". Was going to stitch the door on the center seam. Old skin removed you can see other previous repairs so decided going with a clean new skin was an obvious choice.
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:48 PM   #17
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Re: Door Skin Feedback

Damn! That is some clean work man. Lines look really good ... I canít imagine the work that would go into that project. Redoing a stock cab is a lot of work.


I donít do custom sheetmetal so Iím just gonna order ipa Tri-Plus skin and hopefully itís better than the Counterpart. Iíll post up some pics of how it lines up.
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AWESOME stuff Bomp!


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Don't have pics of the metal in the slip roll or brake. Only these
I stretched my cab 5". Was going to stitch the door on the center seam. Old skin removed you can see other previous repairs so decided going with a clean new skin was an obvious choice.
Impressive work, that turned out great.

In my experience Counterpart was bottom of the heap as far as body lines on cab corners, Tri-plus seemed like a nice step in quality. Not sure if those properties will transfer over to door skins buy it might be worth a shot at a different brand
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Bomp - that is some impressive manufacturing skills. Those door skins look really nice! Those are skills that don’t come over night.
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that's some slick work there Bomp....do you have a build thread?
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that's some slick work there Bomp....do you have a build thread?
I have a build thread. Its not much. The one with over 300,000 hits was a victim of the Poopoobucket photo hostage ordealio.
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That whole Photobucket thing TICKS ME OFF! Those evil bastards! I told them to go to hell.

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Re: 60-66 Door Skin Feedback

Thought I had deleted all the pictures of how the Counterpart skin lines up with the cab but found one. The tape shows where the body lines are.



I should have my TriPlus skin from Bills truck shop tmrw and interested in seeing if it fits any better.
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that is BAD......
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