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gajagfan 04-22-2013 11:04 AM

Doors
 
My 1993 Z/28 and my 2001 WS-6 both featured a composite door. I was curious what the 2013 Camaro doors are made off. Our 1LE should be here in a week or so, and I just struck me I had never noticed.

chef-beavis 04-22-2013 12:04 PM

Sheet metal. They tell what gauge on Ultimate Factories: Camaro. Google or youtube it. They show them pressing two at a time.

gajagfan 04-22-2013 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by chef-beavis (Post 6454089)
Sheet metal. They tell what gauge on Ultimate Factories: Camaro. Google or youtube it. They show them pressing two at a time.

Thanks. The composite door was great at preventing door dinks, but the drivers door on the WS-6, which I get rid of Wednesday night, is broken at one of the points where it is glued / fused together. Pros and cons with everything.

JimE 04-22-2013 06:52 PM

At some point, they will probably be aluminum. The process is still being perfected. But that won't help with door dings...just weight.

bannonm 04-22-2013 07:55 PM

Our hoods are aluminum. I was surprised at how light it was when I replaced it. Would be nice if they started making other parts like trunks and doors out of it, or at least plastic like the old Saturns were.

gajagfan 04-22-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bannonm (Post 6456149)
Our hoods are aluminum. I was surprised at how light it was when I replaced it. Would be nice if they started making other parts like trunks and doors out of it, or at least plastic like the old Saturns were.

That Ssturn composite material is what the doors and front fenders on the gen 4s were made of.

JimE 04-22-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by bannonm (Post 6456149)
Our hoods are aluminum. I was surprised at how light it was when I replaced it. Would be nice if they started making other parts like trunks and doors out of it, or at least plastic like the old Saturns were.

I thought I read the hood AND trunk were aluminum already.

Southern Comfort 04-24-2013 06:02 AM

You can use a magnet to check.


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