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.
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.
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.