Two Questions - License Plate Frame and Interior Cardboard

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  1. cmkruse

    cmkruse Member

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    First item - anyone have a source for the early license plate frames. The ones to fit a 12 inch wide plate from the 40's.
    Second item - anyone have a source for the textured card/hard board side panels in the interior of a panel truck.

    Thanks
    Craig
     
  2. Zig

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    Good luck with cardboard panels.
    I ended up with some kind of plexiglass stuff that I made my panels out of.
    That cardboard crap just didn’t last for me.
     
  3. Bill Hanlon

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    I used some kind of fiberglass panels I found on line. They are around 1/8" thick, smooth one side and textured on the other. Beveled the edges to fit better into the chrome trim our host sells and then painted them to match interior colors. Been holding up fine for 5+ years.
     
  4. coilover

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    I use the plastic one. If a sparrow pees in the same county as your truck the moisture will cause the cardboard to get wavy.
     
  5. cmkruse

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    I found a place called quietride.com that has ABS plastic ones that are already cut to the right shapes and everything. They even have the complete ceiling panels. A bit expensive but looks like thats what I will do. Now if I can just find a source for that old style license plate I will have two items off my list.
     
  6. vwnate1

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    The license plate frames are out there, the deal is to find them affordably .

    Best bet is to go to the local Auto Swapmeet, the one the Low Riders like to go to, in with the crap you don't want, will be newly manufactured license plate frames in the size you want .

    Before installing the headliner be _SURE_ to buy some inexpen$ive closed cell silver foil backed insulation and trim it to 1" away from any edge then use a roller to install it clear across the roof and down behind the fuel tank, you cannot imagine how much nicer it'l make the rig to ride in until you've done this .

    I always like to do inside the doors too, makes them close with satisfying thunks rather than the original clang .

    Please take pix of the ABS headliner before, during and after the installation .
     

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