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Old October 1st, 2015, 05:50 PM
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SP door skins?

Anyone have any experience with the door skins that SP sells, either the aluminum or the galvanized steel?
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Old October 1st, 2015, 06:34 PM
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Is there door skin for split door type also? Galvanized?

------ Follow up post added October 1st, 2015 06:35 PM ------

Having the ever lasting rust problem with land-rover doors, I was thinking doin' them with fiberglass..
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Old October 1st, 2015, 06:43 PM
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These guys rock! I bought a new set of door bottoms from them. Quick shipping at reasonable rate. My order was paced well for overseas shipping. I will be buying from them again!
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Old October 1st, 2015, 06:47 PM
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I have a shipment in progress from them. Should be here Monday having left them earlier today.
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Purchased a rear puma style door from them and it arrived in good condition.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 08:38 PM
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Purchased a rear puma style door from them and it arrived in good condition.

Same, I purchased a rear puma door, galvanized frame, painted to match in genuine LR color. It arrived on island in 12 days. Condition was excellent.
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I'm actually surprised no US vendor has taken to stocking their stuff here in the US.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 09:53 PM
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I'm actually surprised no US vendor has taken to stocking their stuff here in the US.
That would be awesome. Maybe post in the vendors section & see?
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Old October 1st, 2015, 10:09 PM
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I'm actually surprised no US vendor has taken to stocking their stuff here in the US.
We do stock SP products - sell them out as fast as we can get them most of the time…

Door set in stock, wing sides, etc..
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Thanks for the info.
Is it worth going with the steel Galvy? Not that it's much more.
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Thanks for the info.
Is it worth going with the steel Galvy? Not that it's much more.
I have a different perspective than most on doors - I see them as a consumable item…

With any consumable the tactic should be quick easy replacement (Oil, filters, belts, etc) or that the entire component is replaced at the same time (timing belt and pulleys, radiator, etc…) Doors I would classify as the latter - looking to replace the whole unit at the same time vs. replacing frame or skin. To that end the galv steel skins are not going to react with a galvanized steel frame and the only replacement needed will come from door surface damage (dings, dents, etc) until the entire component needs replaced (if frames and skins are fresh, new or repaired correctly, galvanized, correctly primed and painted this can be 30 years before they need done again)

AND - you can use car magnets on them...
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Is there door skin for split door type also? Galvanized?
Ashtree do galvanized frame split door bottoms.

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HOT DIPPED GALVANISED STEEL FRAMES WITH MARINE BONDED ALI. SKIN.
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Door bottoms which cover £129.99
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Is there door skin for split door type also? Galvanized?

------ Follow up post added October 1st, 2015 06:35 PM ------

Having the ever lasting rust problem with land-rover doors, I was thinking doin' them with fiberglass..

Why buy skins for half doors when the whole replacement is the same price as a full door skin.
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What courier did SP use and was any tax/duty levied for those in the continental US?
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What courier did SP use and was any tax/duty levied for those in the continental US?
They used UPS to fly it and deliver here. Trams global did the initial legwork in England and sent tracking data etc
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Same, I purchased a rear puma door, galvanized frame, painted to match in genuine LR color. It arrived on island in 12 days. Condition was excellent.
Wait they painted it to a requested color? that's pretty cool
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Did UPS tack on a duty/tax?


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They used UPS to fly it and deliver here. Trams global did the initial legwork in England and sent tracking data etc
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 12:31 PM
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Did UPS tack on a duty/tax?
US customs always tacks something on. Ups sends the bill later
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US customs always tacks something on. Ups sends the bill later
I've never gotten a bill with fedex or USPS. I wonder if it went to the seller and they absorbed it.
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I've never received an extra customs bill from ordering overseas. I have also never used UPS. I have only used Fedex or Royal Mail and have always had excellent experiences.
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