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Where to get quality door panels 77 F250

 
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:15 AM
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Where to get quality door panels 77 F250

I am "restoring" my 77 F250 CS and want to replace the OEM door panels that are molded in tan. I checked with LMC and DC but they did not have anything that was molded in the OEM colors-you had to buy blanks and prime and paint them. 1) Is there a dealer that sells OEM quality color molded panels (along with unicorns and gumdrop fountains) 2) If not, then who sells the best OEM quality panels that I have to prime and paint? 3) If I have to go that route, who sells the best primer and paint to be as close to OEM quality as possible? I know I am asking alot of a 40+year supply system but..... Any help is always appreciated. Jack
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:10 AM
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I just got off the phone with DC and was told that their first run color molded panels were in production and would be out "shortly". I ask what colors and he said very proudly, "Black, blue, and maybe red." I said no OEM tan? He said no. So it seems the final answer at least at DC is buy either firsts or seconds and prime and paint to taste. Crap.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:46 AM
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Think of it as easier than to paint your truck to match the panels!
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:50 AM
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It's not that bad. get some SEM brand color coat vinyl paint in the color you want . it's simple and fast and works great . the trick is to get everything warm and apply Iight coats. don't flood it on or you won't like the results.

It's obviously not as durable as molded color but a lot of plastic even in new vehicles is black with color spray. I've used SEM for years and it's always held up well.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:02 AM
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I just ordered a pair from bronco graveyard, I'll post pics when they arrive. suppose to be nice
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:04 AM
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Here is my experience with Coverlay panels. I don't recommend them if you are after good quality. I would agree with the others about painting the door panels.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post17757512
 

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