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    Door skins

    I seem to recall that at one time someone was making door skins, perhaps Matchstick?
    Does anyone know if any r still available?

    Any info is appreciated.

    Thanks
    1966 GMC Handi-Bus Custom (project)
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    Yes, Matchstick was making (Better than New) door skins, for side & back doors, & metal gull wing door skins(Also fiberglass(I Think)

    Don't think he messing with them anymore, ???(You Can't rush a Master, to mass produce parts)
    Tom

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    Im going to see Match next weekend. I can ask for you about door skins.
    If any are/can be available, I will let you know.
    Mike

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    thanks very much
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    So after a day of driving around the high desert the "Freevan" is safe for now at Matchsticks.
    We all had a nice lunch and discussed parts and things.

    Replacement panels like the door skins will be available but Match has a day job. Kinda takes away the fab time...
    Its not a factory type situation either. I know it might sound cheezy but each piece is hand crafted.
    They take time. Like sculpting. Those marble statutes didnt fall out of the rock.

    Be patient. If you just cant wait...figure plan B.
    Mike

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    Thanks 4 checking & the info, appreciate u keeping me in mind.
    1966 GMC Handi-Bus Custom (project)
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    Quote Originally Posted by van-itti View Post
    So after a day of driving around the high desert the "Freevan" is safe for now at Matchsticks.
    We all had a nice lunch and discussed parts and things.

    Replacement panels like the door skins will be available but Match has a day job. Kinda takes away the fab time...
    Its not a factory type situation either. I know it might sound cheezy but each piece is hand crafted.
    They take time. Like sculpting. Those marble statutes didnt fall out of the rock.

    Be patient. If you just cant wait...figure plan B.

    ... hey guys just picing up this thread here. are these full door skins we are talking? and. if not are these wayyy better than the stuff available on "mill supply" i have just been putting change away to put together a mill supply order. for rockers. but if theres a better source... id like to check them out?

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    Id go with the Mill Supply rockers. Not sure if Match makes those...
    The door skins are full cargo door outside skin. If you wanted to eliminate the side/ rear windows
    and repair rust but they are a wait. Each is hand fabricated. Its not a manufactured piece and it takes time to get them.

    This is the issue why they werent being made. Buyers just couldnt wait for the artist.

    "It took so long to get my parts." As compared to NEVER getting them?
    Be patient, Grasshopper.
    Mike

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