fibreglass panels to replace metal

Submitted: Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 15:58
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The roof and back cab panel of my HJ47 ute are yukky with rust.
I think the best would be fitting replacement panels in fibreglass, which I can get delivered from Noosa for under $900. (no more rust!)
However I have heard that with all the driving i do offroad, dropping in big holes and sideways and generally all over the place, will put stress on lateral action of fibreglass panels and crack them.
Any clues?
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 23:20

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 23:20
The two panels you are considering should be ideal for fibreglass. It tends to be the doors that don't stand up to the weights hanging off them at times. The fibreglass doesn't like bolts or fittings being pulled or ripped into them. Consider a good sealant that had plenty of give so that it allows for and cushions extensive movement..... anyway.... you can fix fibreglass fairly easily... mind you... my fixes don't look too good!

Cheers RoyceRoyce
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