77 F-150 door skin project - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Paint & Bodywork SPONSORED BY:

77 F-150 door skin project

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-10-2012, 11:58 AM
sunbelt57's Avatar
sunbelt57 sunbelt57 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 98
sunbelt57 is starting off with a positive reputation.
77 F-150 door skin project

I decided to make door skins for my 77 using fiberglass. I originally wanted to reproduce the entire door. The windows and door openers would not be that difficult but I don't think reproducing the door latch would be easy. The plan is to make fiberglass molds from the doors, create the part from the mold, remove the door skins and replace with the fiberglass part. I have both doors off and have striped off the trim, mirrors door handles and plugged up the holes with bondo. While doing that and measuring the contour of the bottom I realized I had uneven spots and I can't figure out whether the low spots too low or the highs too high. I can fill in the low spots with bondo or pound out the highs but then I take a chance on it not matching up with what it originally was in the first place. I guess I'll have to find one that's perfect and somehow measure the angle or install it back on the truck and see how it looks. Its not that bad if you're at a distance. I used a straightedge and a drop cord to check for levelness.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-10-2012, 05:24 PM
Action4478 Action4478 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 10,448
Action4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputation
You may want to get a better door to start out with ..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2012, 10:25 PM
sunbelt57's Avatar
sunbelt57 sunbelt57 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 98
sunbelt57 is starting off with a positive reputation.
They're not that bad. There is a natural curve to the doors anyway. I got most of the rough spots smoothed over and mixed up a quart of Duratec Sanding Primer which wasn't enough to do both doors and hood. It looked like rain so I decided to wait till tomorrow to put on the 2nd coat.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-12-2012, 06:20 PM
Action4478 Action4478 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 10,448
Action4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputation
Thats interesting .. All 10 of the doors I have on my trucks are pretty much the opposite . They are straight or Slightly curved the other way ..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-2012, 09:34 AM
sunbelt57's Avatar
sunbelt57 sunbelt57 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 98
sunbelt57 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I meant convex, not concave. They are curved outward slightly.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-13-2012, 05:53 PM
Action4478 Action4478 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 10,448
Action4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputationAction4478 has a superb reputation
Are you making a hood too ?..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-13-2012, 05:55 PM
Skip1970's Avatar
Skip1970 Skip1970 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Alaska#1Again!SNOW!
Posts: 12,948
Skip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputationSkip1970 has a superb reputation
wow thats one heck of a project!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:43 PM
sunbelt57's Avatar
sunbelt57 sunbelt57 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 98
sunbelt57 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yeah, I'm doing the hood too. I just ordered 15 yards of chopped strand mat fiberglass for the molds. The big challenge is going to be removing the door skins and getting the fiberglass to attach to the metal. I have an album where I'm posting the pictures.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-25-2012, 11:34 PM
hasteranger's Avatar
hasteranger hasteranger is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 5,054
hasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud ofhasteranger has much to be proud of
Do you have any experience working with fiberglass?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-26-2012, 09:25 AM
sunbelt57's Avatar
sunbelt57 sunbelt57 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 98
sunbelt57 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hasteranger View Post
Do you have any experience working with fiberglass?
Yeah, I've done small projects like a hood scoop and some speaker enclosures.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-11-2012, 06:29 AM
eddyhartley eddyhartley is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 11
eddyhartley is starting off with a positive reputation.
Looking good, keep us posted on the progress.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-15-2012, 05:20 PM
sunbelt57's Avatar
sunbelt57 sunbelt57 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 98
sunbelt57 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've been sidetracked on another project lately. I'm going to practice on some tile mirrors from HD. Just to make sure I have the process down so the actual part doesn't stick. I'll keep you posted.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lap VS Butt welding lower door skin patches.............and ghost lines. clintonvillian 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 27 04-27-2015 10:52 PM
door skin separation - '06 E350 uemf 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 5 03-16-2015 09:10 AM
6.7 Wind Noise and Door Rattle remedy tolliewolly 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 9 08-13-2014 05:27 PM
Replacing door skins? rich1brad 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 11-19-2011 03:20 AM
73-79 F-series and 78-79 Bronco door speakers. rwjr Audio & Video Systems, Navigation, Satellite Radio & Mobile Electronics 1 10-28-2009 09:18 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
1996, 2001, 77, 78, attachment, door, doors, f150, fiberglass, ford, front, install, shell, skin, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.