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Jared530
06-07-2009, 12:38 AM
I was to close the major holes in my door panel but dont have access to welding torches. Is their an alternative route that i can take to patch these?

abercrombie2582
06-07-2009, 01:00 AM
Duct tape? JB Weld? :D

gotparts90
06-07-2009, 01:01 AM
rivets?

99grandprixGT
06-07-2009, 01:02 AM
duct tape and cardboard.

Stephen_c
06-07-2009, 01:04 AM
plexi and self tapping screws

lamont1
06-07-2009, 01:06 AM
fiberglass and bondo

James Bang
06-07-2009, 01:06 AM
self tapping screws and imagination.

Sarthos
06-07-2009, 04:03 PM
self-tapping screws and plexiglass. You can also use liquid nails to give it an airtight seal if you don't plan on ever needing to remove it.

HungNeckTight
06-10-2009, 09:43 AM
expanding foam FTW

Nightskye
06-10-2009, 01:00 PM
I used a roll of thin aluminum roofing flashing (available at HD, Lowe's), covered it in sound deadener mat and screwed it in using self-tapping screws. HUGE improvement in quieting road noise and improving midbass response from the doors.

fbi90909
06-10-2009, 01:45 PM
I used a roll of thin aluminum roofing flashing (available at HD, Lowe's), covered it in sound deadener mat and screwed it in using self-tapping screws. HUGE improvement in quieting road noise and improving midbass response from the doors.

interesting. i was thinking of just fiberglassing up some panels to use to cover my door panel openings. i kind of like the sheet metal one but how much did you spend on it? seems a little pricey for all the needed materials no?

Nightskye
06-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Pretty cheap: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?Ntk=AllProps&N=10000003+503077+3035+10112001&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&langId=-1&omni=p_Less%20than%20$50

It's the deadening mat that costs ;>

If you go this route, just be sure to pick a roll that has the height to completely cover the largest hole you're covering. Stuff is really easy to cut with tin snips or the like so you can cut to the specs of any of the door holes. Recommend leaving an inch or so all around and trimming it as necessary after it's been deadened and screwed in.