Piecing together some gun doors

The gun doors that come with the Batmobile kit are made out of fiberglass.  Which is great if the car stays in warm weather.  But when it goes from hot to cold, to hot to cold… fiberglass starts to warp an curl.

Because of this I’ve been looking at ways to re-create the gun doors out of steel.  The main shape of the gun door is simple enough and can likely be cut using a water jet fairly easy.  The difficult part is the stamped vents.  So I went on a search for vents that would come close to matching those on the fiberglass doors.

I ended up finding some Hoffman AVK86 steel louvers that are really close.  This way I can get some steel doors cut and then weld in the vents as an insert. Here’s some pictures to show how close they are

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