Building custom door panels

Mopar Interiors

  1. younggun2.0

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    so I need to put a roll bar in my car and the factory arm rest is going to be smack dab in the way. I don’t want to bend the door bar into the sitting area either. So I decided to basically redo everything. Purist turn away now. Shits about to get custom......

    The factory door lock removed.

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    Then I started the brackets for new door handle mechanism.

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    Then installed 3/8” shaft
     
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      Nice problem solving... :thumbsup:
       
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      TMI... :poke:
       
    • younggun2.0

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      so nobody makes door handles or window cranks for Mopars so I got a Chevy kit and chopped it up


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      I drilled out the splines and pressed in a steel sleeve

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        • younggun2.0

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          Then I started the linkage side

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          Used 3/8 aluminum rod with 10-24 all thread threaded into the ends

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          • younggun2.0

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            Then it was time to build brackets for my new door pulls. Since arm rest was gone needed something to close door with


            Poured me a glass of wine, pulled my hair back, put on my apron and got to sewing.

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            Then installed the grommets

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            Then I made the mounts

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            • younggun2.0

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              Then I got started making my design template

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              Then my carbon fiber showed up!

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              • fishmens67

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                NICE!, thanx for stop'n in, I see you over at the bullet. we miss all the fab work you do.
                stop in more often
                 
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                • younggun2.0

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                  After waterjet

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                  Then dimple died my holes

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                  Here it is mocked up

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                  Then the carbon backer

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                  • younggun2.0

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                    Then I built the backer for the lower holes


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                    • younggun2.0

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                      Then I installed the LED light strip

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                      • dukeboy_318

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                        Dude!! I like!!
                         
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                        • mopar head

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                          No fair, you got milling machines n waterjets n stuff. :D
                          Fine job, I just came in from the shop, starting some custom panels myself.
                           
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                          • younggun2.0

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                            No milling machine. I used a palm router with wood bits. Trust me I’m as simple as it gets. I made paper template and took it to waterjet place I have a hookup at
                             
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                            Feel free to post ur pics man. I’m all for sharing and inspiration
                             
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                            Ok you win.

                            My door handles just touch the door bar.

                            Dam man, your good.

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                              I enjoy making panels, but I think you got more skills than I.
                               
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                              • younggun2.0

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                                Looks bad ass man! Same quality different design! I recognize quality work when I see it. I’d love to learn bead rolling
                                 
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                                Thanks, I wish I could do what you did.

                                If you're ever near San Jose let me know.
                                We got lots of scrap You can play with.

                                We may have to talk, I been trying to figure out how to fix the door handle issue and your idea is perfect.


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                                Message me and we can chat
                                 
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                                I'm highly impressed!
                                 
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                                  Awesome work as always, looks great like the led touch.
                                   
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                                  • Riddler

                                    Riddler Project EH-Body

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                                    WOW!!!! You make it look so easy! I really like the design you've done. One day I'm hoping to make custom touches like that. But for now I really want to drive the car.

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                                      Nice work.
                                      I'd been considering universal aluminum panels that Jegs sells.
                                      The strap is a great idea... My armrest hits the rollcage.
                                       
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