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Old 04-11-2021, 10:30 AM   #1
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Anyone know where I can get the proper hardboard for the 33-34 kick panels? I have the pattern, but not the material. Appreciate any leads. Have a great Sunday.
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Anyone know where I can get the proper hardboard for the 33-34 kick panels? I have the pattern, but not the material. Appreciate any leads. Have a great Sunday.
You can purchase picture frame mat board at any decent hobby store. It comes in a zillion colors and is about the same thickness as the authentic panels.
Around here, Hobby Lobby has the best selection. Do you have a Hobby Lobby in your area?
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:32 AM   #3
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Oh, great idea, I will check it out!
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:18 PM   #4
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One of the parts suppliers has fiberglass kick panels. Don't remember who but found out that open cars are different than closed cars. If you want I'll try to see who I got them from
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:32 PM   #5
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Macs sells black fiberglass kick panels, don’t like them. Thanks.
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So circling back on this, finished the install today of a pair of kick panels in a 34 coupe. Got the picture frame mat board at Michael’s. The color was spot on, just right, nice dark brown. Sorry I forgot to snap a photo, but over all it came out great. A few things to note: it is half the thickness of the proper kick panel board, so you might want to use spray glue and make a double thick panel to start with. Also, it seems to scuff easier than a correct board, kinda soft, but looks great. Also when you cut it, the core edge is bright white, so you see that edge, unless you can really force the edge behind the vertical welting. Next time I get the car out again, will take some pics.
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:57 AM   #7
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So circling back on this, finished the install today of a pair of kick panels in a 34 coupe. Got the picture frame mat board at Michael’s. The color was spot on, just right, nice dark brown. Sorry I forgot to snap a photo, but over all it came out great. A few things to note: it is half the thickness of the proper kick panel board, so you might want to use spray glue and make a double thick panel to start with. Also, it seems to scuff easier than a correct board, kinda soft, but looks great. Also when you cut it, the core edge is bright white, so you see that edge, unless you can really force the edge behind the vertical welting. Next time I get the car out again, will take some pics.
Thanks for letting us know how this worked for you. The white edge things I'd failed to mention previously as well, on the '39 & '40's I restore, that edge is covered by the retainer. Perhaps a marker in a matching color would serve you well?
I was able to buy very thick board at Michael's Hobby. It's been a while so perhaps they no longer sell the "thick stuff".
Regardless, glad you found a good solution.
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Kube, I did try the marker idea, first off have to be very steady handed and not slip and draw a big line onto the board! It worked ok but I should have shopped around for a lighter shade of brown, overall I am happy with it.
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Old 05-23-2021, 09:40 PM   #9
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I picked up on this thread in the beginning. I had tried to find the original material door cards and kick panels. The fiberglass/ plastic ones did not work for me. Kube’s post that mentioned Hobby Lobby got me thinking. Found that they a wide selection of matting material. They have several different weights( thicknesses) which include a heavy one that worked fine. I used black and found it to be dyed through, no core. Six bucks a sheet, three sheets does a truck fine. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty good.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:30 AM   #10
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Great post!!!
I'm in the middle of restoring my '34 5-Window and I have a '34 pickup waiting for some future love. I do not plan to use the plastic either but I also don't have a pattern for the kick panels. Digger, would be kind enough to send me a paper tracing of the kick panels?
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Old 05-24-2021, 12:47 PM   #11
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Yes I can do so, will send you a PM
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Old 05-24-2021, 04:28 PM   #12
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, Having worked with Matt board in the past this sound like a good choice maybe you could spray it with a lacquer rattle can Matt clear to toughen it up on both sides ,
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Old 05-26-2021, 04:02 PM   #13
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We’re you able to cut the mat board with a razor knife?
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Old 05-26-2021, 04:44 PM   #14
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Yes, has to be a brand new blade and a super steady hand and/or use the old panel as a fence. My hand was semi steady, and my vision sucks, so I had to put my face right next to the blade!!
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The matte spray is a good idea. I have done that before to good effect.
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Of course do a test on a scrap piece first
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Digger,the pictures look pretty good ,
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