Fibreglass panels

Submitted: Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:28
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Has anyone come across fibreglass panels? I need a new door and guard after a truck sideswiped me and did a runner this morning. Having seen the cost of new steel replacements, I thought I'd check the fibreglass ones, however I dont know of anyone that sells them, or the prices they go for. Have heard plenty of good reports about them though.
Im wondering if they are all fibreglass, or if theres metal reinforcing etc, and how they handle scratches from shruberey. I have seen pics of people denting them in and popping them back out without dramas- is this right? Are they sprayed or dyed to get that flexibility without paint cracking?

Failing that, anyone got a spare 80 series drivers side guard, door or snorkel sitting around?
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:58

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:58
You could try This Mob in Queensland, it looks like they have the thing covered...in glass
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:00

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:00
Cheers Bonz-
I sent them an email and they dont touch 80 series.
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A panelbeater I saw today told me of a mob in esperance that do them well, but am struggling to find any more info on them.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:14

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:14
Just call a panelbeater in Esperance then like

Bay Smash Repairs
71 Coppin St Esperance WA 6450
ph: (08) 9071 1129 Panel Beaters &/or Painters

C.D. Smash Repairs
Unit 8/ 9 Harbour Rd Esperance WA 6450
ph: (08) 9071 2469 Panel Beaters &/or Painters

Esperance Smash Repairs Pty Ltd
71 Norseman Rd Esperance WA 6450
ph: (08) 9071 1916 Panel Beaters &/or Painters

Redman's Auto Body Repairs
Lot 6, Collier Rd Esperance WA 6450
ph: (08) 9071 1878 Panel Beaters &/or Painters

Sheldon Paint & Panel
Lot 6 Harbour Rd Esperance WA 6450
ph: (08) 9071 2696 Panel Beaters &/or Painters

Personally I would go with Redmans cause I like red
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Reply By: Bros - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:07

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:07
BenSpoon,
There is/was a mob at Noosa called OZEAST that does f'glass panels. I got a turret off them years ago. Just had a look on google and they are still there.
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Reply By: masti - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:38

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:38
try FRP themselves there in Redcliffe Qld 07-38831301 fax-38832146
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 18:44

Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 18:44
bad luck!!!!! Will catch up with you at the meet tues night. As for fibreglass panels I Know a dude that bought a 40 for way too much coz it had fibreglass panels........... now he wants to change them for metal. Fit like crap and let more. dust in than whatever hard too close etc etc. i wnt aftermarket panels once - dont do this either.Is it not insured?
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Sunday, Jul 03, 2005 at 22:14

Sunday, Jul 03, 2005 at 22:14
Im losing a grand on excess because of age and other stuff- I thought if I could, $1k would go a decent way towards a new fibre panel and help me on the weight problems at the same time.
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Reply By: Coops (Kalgoorlie) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 00:27

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 00:27
Fibreglass Replacement Panels I think they're called Ben.
Ads are on Country TV channels from time to time. Prices won't be any cheaper than steel though I think you'll find. Will catch you at next meeting and see how you went
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