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My truck had some cheesy card board type rear interior panels. They were old and wore out. I used them as templates on some hard board and am going to make my own panels. Here is the start. I got them fitted to day and will find some gray material to wrap them in.



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im going to make some out of diamond plate!
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that was my orig plan, but was short on cash, so I have $14.00 into this so far. We'll see if I don't like it I may still do the plate.
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im going to make some out of diamond plate!
Diamond plate went out with truck nutz! Seriously, it's played out. Please don't do diamond plate.

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that was my orig plan, but was short on cash, so I have $14.00 into this so far. We'll see if I don't like it I may still do the plate.
Nice work - they should look good covered in grey.
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I wonder if it would benefit you to maybe put a little sealer/waterproofing on it before you wrap it? I'm going to do this myself in time and was wondering about that. Or, would the sealer actually cause issues with the hardboard instead of helping to prevent it from warping or falling apart if it gets a little wet. I don't know about you guys but mine is not the most water tight vehicle.

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I just built some rear cargo panels and wrapped them in black vinyl. I sealed both sides with primer to help with warping and as you said in water or moisture could find its way to bare wood and expand especially MDF.
I found that the hardboard panels helps block road noise more than the plastic panels. I added foam between the panels and sheet metal to help cut down on noise and any vibration.
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I prefer the panels that come with these trucks from the factory. Maybe get them at a junkyard?

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My truck had some cheesy card board type rear interior panels. They were old and wore out. I used them as templates on some hard board and am going to make my own panels. Here is the start. I got them fitted to day and will find some gray material to wrap them in.



WOuld look good covered in matching carpet! Clean.
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Looks pretty good. I'm planning to do the same later in the Spring.

Are your speakers mounted to the panel or to something behind it?
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Cut mine out of Luan (thin Plywood) covered them with Thompsons Water Seal, and lacquer. Have held up well over the last 15 or so years. I have them out of the Beast at the moment will try and get a pic of them to post.
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Got them done. They look ok but I will probably redo them when I find some padded vinyl. Plenty good enough for now.
Anyone have any gray rear armrest they want to part with?


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Speakers are on the factory mounts and will be replaced with new ones with grills on the front when cash allows. For now i just cut the vinyl in front of them.
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Actually.... pretty good job. Covering later with vinyl or carpet can only help, but you "Done Good".
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Diamond plate never goes out of style dude!
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I put peal and seal on the metal behind the panel and the two together along with new retainer clips really made it quiet.
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Side panels

Made these out of Luan about 15 years ago, covered them with water seal, then a coat of poly seal. They have been wet, bloody and muddy, and with a little clean up will still go back in my Bronco..

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Looks pretty good man. I'm planning on doing something similar when I get back from Iraq. I have an XL with the same lame card board type panel. I already cut those up so 6x9's would fit (pretty ghetto at the moment) but I plan on making the drivers side panel in some kind of black panel, then on the passenger side inigrating a box for my 2 10's Pioneers. Should look clean when it's all done. Might go with Richo's idea, matching carpet would look pretty clean. Did you use MDF?

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I see you used hard board - amazing what happens when you read! :)

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And also, mine came factory with black arm rests in the back (I think you can get them on ebay, or a junk yard) I think black would look okay with the gray. Unless that's what you already had in there??

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Sage, It didn't come with ant armrests, and I can't find any at the JY. I may make some out of 2" tube and have the guy down the road powder coat them. It wil be a good primer for making some sliders and bumpers. I also learned that 6x8 speakers don't come with grills. I wish I would have know that before I cut the oval out of the vinyl. I bought a pair of Polk Audio 5x7's and the shop had an unused set of 6x9 grills they sold me for $5.00. So that is all done. I post a final pic when I get it off my camera. I had considered building an enclosure for a single shallow mount 10" sub in the drivers side rear. I have a small Kicker box that fit under the rear seat of my Sierra, so I may try and use it. I have a new JVC head unit with 6.5 Boston SX in the doors and the Polk's in the back. sounds pretty good now just lacking base.
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