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Replacing Door Panels

CQRT

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Scottsdale, AZ
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2003 50th Anniversary coupe
Happy Holidays to All and many thanks for the wit and wisdom of this forum.

I recently picked up a set of used door panels then bought the mounting and screw kits from Ecklers for my early 74 coupe w/pw.

I've searched the available posts for a "how-to" on replacing door panels and didn't find the step-by-step instruction I've relied on for past projects.

Can someone point me in the right direction - - or is it just so straighforward that most reasonably adept folks ought to be able to struggle through it ?:duh

Many thanks - -and best wishes for a happy, safe New Year!

Regards-
 

Bill75

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698
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Somers CT
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75 Coupe ZZ4, Brodix IK-180's, Headers,TK0-500
Hi CQRT,

Happy holidays to you also out there in the warmer climate!

I've had my panels off several times fooling with the window adjustment. The only difficult part might be removing the retaining clips from the door lock. I made a little tool by bending the tip of an old butter knife at 90 deg so I could reach under the locking knob and push the retaining clip out of the way. After that it's just removing the screws around the outside and lifting the panel up a little as you remove it. I don't think I even removed my door handle. There's a right angle clip installed on the lower right side of the panel as viewed from the inside that's screwed to the door. That might be missing or broken, if so they're avilable from Ecklers pretty cheap.
Hope this helps. Bill
 

CQRT

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2003 50th Anniversary coupe
Thanks Bill - - -I'll give it a shot and call for help if I mess it up !

Cheers - -
 

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