troopy interior panels

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:29
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what does one do to replace or repair shoddy interior panels in a troopcarrier hzj75 . ( ones on back doors and behind rear seats) . thanks
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:36

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:36
Hi glenno, you can use the old ones as templates to cut out new ones. You can finish them in marine carpet, or vinyl. It’s a fairly easy job and will make the good old troopy look heaps better.
Cheers
Alex
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 15:22

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 15:22
or if your a cheapskate like me you can simply cover the old ones in upholstery vynl... you know the fake leather stuff.
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Follow Up By: glenno - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 16:12

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 16:12
thanks . i might use marine carpet
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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 16:15

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 16:15
I used the old ones as templates and ducked down to a scrap metal dealer and got myself some offcuts of aluminium sheet, then went to an upholsterer and bought a bit of vynyl stretched it over and contacted it on.
Looked excellent, and strong, and would of lasted forever if the girlfriend didnt roll the old mq!!
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 17:05

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 17:05
I too used the originals as templates to cut replacements out of thin three ply, also cut access holes in the ply ones to use the space in the guards for storage.
You can get a lot od stuff in the sides, I had a 50L water bladder in the passengers side between the door and the wheel, drivers side had recovery gear, right rear corner had spares, fanbelts rad hoses etc, Lhs rear had jack and three tool rolls, welding leads, jumper leads etc above the wheels. Rear doors had toiletries, paper towels, various things like wd40, small tin diesel for fire starting etc etc.
Just put 1/4 bolts through from the inside in the existing clip holes, put ply panel on and put a washer and acorn nuts to retain the ply. Big rear door had a fold down table as well.
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Follow Up By: glenno - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 22:33

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 22:33
what materials did you use to make the fold down table. regards glenno
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:25

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:25
I made the new side panels from a thin water resistant ply, just slapped some water based polyurethane over them to help preserve them.
The fold down table was made out of 1/2" flooring/construction ply.
It was cut to match the panel on the big door.
Then the piece was cut approx 3" up from the bottom right across and a piece of piano hinge inserted between the two.
The same bottom piece was mounted to the door using longer 1/4 bolts through the clip holes.
To hold the shelf up in the down position there was another piece of 1/2" ply attached to the larger part in such a way that it hinged out to form a brace underneath.
To hold it up in the closed position I had a short piece of strap and a press stud onto the door below the window.
I think I have a pic somewhere if you are interested.
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Follow Up By: glenno - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 09:39

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 09:39
thanks peter
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