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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774515 April 12th 2021 1:01 pm
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Looking good!


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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774532 April 12th 2021 11:23 pm
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So i am throwing myself at the court of "public opinion".....Couple of updates from today. I sketched up a concept of the door panels; I have other ideas and can draft up a few others, but I took some of the initial thoughts I had, incorporated the lower panel into a mock up, and then free laid out a bit of the upper one with masking tape and an x-acto knife. I am not sure whether I am on board yet with the potential of additional highlights and details on the upper portion or not. Part of me feels that the upper panel will be too plain and barren with no highlights. The other part feels I should just keep it plain and wrapped, with perhaps a strip of polished aluminum to break things up. What does the Van nation think? Also, I suited up and trimmed my A pillar corner panel, and am happy with how that turned out. I can now proceed with placing my 1" tweeter, bore a hole in the area for clearance and wire routing, and then mirror the process on the driver's side.

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774554 April 13th 2021 11:10 am
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I like the bottom panel with the orange strip. In the end it is all you and what you like. chevy

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774568 April 13th 2021 9:00 pm
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I think I personally prefer a more simplistic upper panel as not to distract too much from all the clean lines and details you've got going. With that said, if you go with a bit more detailed upper panel, I'm sure you could pull it off and it would look nice in the end.


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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Took a little initiative and doubled up some PVC sheet after work. Laid out and traced the paper shape for a potential upper insert. Pretty tedious when I don't have an "interior" shop with routers, templates, MDF stockpile, or pretty much anything else that makes things easy or efficient. Regardless I cut, ground, sanded, and fitted to see if I like the concept on my sketch. I changed the upper radius to match the bottom, but with the cut out in the middle I think it just may work. I will need to fix it to the panel, and then both radius the top edge and then fillet the bottom with body filler, but I am leaning toward it at this point. Next will be to see what I think may work as a pattern on the UPPER side of the panel, near the window.

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774579 April 14th 2021 2:04 am
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Those are nice now ya need some Oak door handles ... nice job


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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Well the panels themselves will all be wrapped with lightly padded vinyl.

Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Mocked up a bit to see what I think. With it all wrapped I may like the look.....I also rounded the edges on the "teardrop" insert.

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Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
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Excellent work Sir. chevy

Re: Progress on the "Fish Out of Water"
Leakbox #774618 April 15th 2021 12:36 pm
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Beautiful work man, loving it. I'm really diggin' the vinyl you chose too, very clean.


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