New interior side panels

Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
246
Location
Salt Lake Valley
So the old ones were made of crummy carboard stuff, wrapped with cheap vynle, and had ceased holding up the rear speakers. So I built new ones! 1/2" thick plywood, leftover new carpet, a staple gun, an air powered saw, some outdoor wood sealer, a utility knife, and some self-tapping screws. It pretty much muted all the road noise in the cab, and I have rear speakers again! The bed carpet was all manner of nasty too, and I still had some extra new stuff.
100_3471.jpg
100_3472.jpg
100_3473.jpg
 

Meatdawg

SILVER Star
 
Joined
Jul 15, 2006
Messages
124
Location
NM
Cool! I need to do something similar to mine. I would like to use 1/4" sheets of plastic or maybe lexan?
 

Hank

SILVER Star
 
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2003
Messages
1,439
Location
Oshkosh, WI
6x9's? Factory size? Did you use the ratty cardboard for a template? I'm not a shag fan but I think the hard plastic idea is good.
 
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
246
Location
Salt Lake Valley
Thanks guys! It took about 3 hours to build and install. (that doesn't include wood sealer curing time) The Fj60 (Shaggin) Wagon. :D

6x9's? Factory size? Did you use the ratty cardboard for a template? I'm not a shag fan but I think the hard plastic idea is good.
The speakers are 4x6's. And I did use the rotten cardboard as a template, just lined up two edges on the plywood and traced it around with a pencil. Where the clips were that held it on is what I used as reference for where to pre-drill the holes for the screws. The hard part was cutting out the wood because I couldn't get my hands on a jiggsaw. I would imagine that plastic cuts the same as wood, and it would be invincible to the elements if your wheel wells are rusting out like mine are.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 8, 2004
Messages
2,160
Location
Emerald City
Thanks guys! It took about 3 hours to build and install. (that doesn't include wood sealer curing time) The Fj60 (Shaggin) Wagon. :D



The speakers are 4x6's. And I did use the rotten cardboard as a template, just lined up two edges on the plywood and traced it around with a pencil. Where the clips were that held it on is what I used as reference for where to pre-drill the holes for the screws. The hard part was cutting out the wood because I couldn't get my hands on a jiggsaw. I would imagine that plastic cuts the same as wood, and it would invincible to the elements if your wheel wells are rusting out like mine are.
I have some plastic panels PO put in. They are nice, but i want storage ones from Wagongear.

how did you cut yours out if you couldn't get a jigsaw?

rob
 

Jan-78FJ40

 
 
 
Joined
Sep 6, 2002
Messages
3,794
depends of course on the purpose :D , but if my cargo area had deep carpet it would be a doghair-dirt-rocks-woodsplinter-cathair-fishscale-sand-moldy-mess pretty fast.
 
Joined
Sep 21, 2006
Messages
1,398
Location
WA
Cant wait to see how you reupholster the seats and headliner...dont forget the spare handholds and harnesses for safety. Saftey first.
 
Top Bottom