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I have a set of aftermarket door panels for my '87 YJ. This is them: Gauge Works 900 000 - Replacement Door Panel for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ 1/2 Steel Doors - Quadratec

They're great. The only problem is, the pockets are made of thin, lightweight plastic, and the one on the driver side has broken all to sh*t over the last 2 or 3 years, just from having my lower leg in contact with it while I'm driving.

I recently got new, locking doors for my rig, and I'm thinking of installing a new pair of these same panels. I'm here to get ideas on how I might be able to reinforce the inside of the pockets. Metal strips I can bend and glue down? Some kind of moldable putty or heavy duty spray on foam I can shape, sand, and spraypaint?

I'm kind of new at this. Any suggestions will be appreciated. These are seriously great looking, streamlined, space saving panels. If only I could improve the self-destructing pockets!

Thank you!
 

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How about laying strips of fiberglass on the inside. Should be plenty strong and easier to work than metal. Just cut strips and wet them down with resin and lay them into the contours.
 

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How about laying strips of fiberglass on the inside. Should be plenty strong and easier to work than metal. Just cut strips and wet them down with resin and lay them into the contours.
Good call. I'll try that this weekend.

Can you recommend a type/brand name? Is this something I could just get at Home Depot (or, as I like to call it, Home Despot)? Or Schmuck's Auto?
 
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