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explanation on why our door panels crack

This is a discussion on explanation on why our door panels crack within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by 9t8z28 They fit. You need to make some cuts and adjustments. Check out Brent Frankers website. well ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    They fit. You need to make some cuts and adjustments. Check out Brent Frankers website.
    well you learn something new everyday i guess..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Do you have T/A door panels on your Camaro?
    Nope no T/A door panels on the Maro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    Nope no T/A door panels on the Maro..
    Then you have nothing to worry about as this is not a problem w/ the Camaro door panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i did this mod on sunday. it was long and a bitch. i took out all the staples and put in 6 screws on each side(pass and driver). 1 in each "section" of plastic. it is awesome..the door doesnt bulge anymore when i role my windows down. i suggest everyone do it.
    It does not bulge anymore? Hmm, I thought it would be the opening and shutting of the door that caused them to break.

    But from what you are saying, it sounds like it is from the window going up and down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Then you have nothing to worry about as this is not a problem w/ the Camaro door panels.

    Right on man for the info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    +1, if yours haven't cracked yet, you can save the headache of them actually breaking.

    I got a new dremel for christmas and it made the job so much easier. I just cut the staples out. It probably would've taken all day if I had to pull em out.
    it does

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    I cleaned this up some and I'll sticky it until the link goes dead.

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    thanks bud.

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    I have a concern when doing this mod.
    The screw protrudes through the back of the panel where it lips over the door. After the extra threads of the screw are cut off, all that is left is the nut on the back side. How does this not effect the fitment of the door panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I have a concern when doing this mod.
    The screw protrudes through the back of the panel where it lips over the door. After the extra threads of the screw are cut off, all that is left is the nut on the back side. How does this not effect the fitment of the door panel?
    it doesnt..the top of the screw is on the top side. i did it with 4-40 machine screws 1/2 and everything worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I have a concern when doing this mod.
    The screw protrudes through the back of the panel where it lips over the door. After the extra threads of the screw are cut off, all that is left is the nut on the back side. How does this not effect the fitment of the door panel?
    you want to use 1/2

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    you want to use 1/2
    1/2 what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    1/2 what?
    1/2 in length

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    thanks guys I just got my car and dont have the issue ((yet )) so I did not even know it was a issue I will take care of this one soon !

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    Thanks a lot man I just did my door as you suggested and when I removed the door I noticed that the door was already done but with rivets and it had a gap in the break. I did what you listed but duck taped the panel togheter then used plastic good and that glue actually is flexible when dried and now you can see a small line onle you have to know it's there. I hope that it holds...

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    sounds good but seems like a lot of work, i don't wanna screw it up

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    ahh dont worry..i did mine awhile ago..and still no cracks...73k now on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    sounds good but seems like a lot of work, i don't wanna screw it up
    Pulling an engine and trans is alot of work! Pulling a door panel to prevent a crack is easy! DO IT! You don't want them to crack do you?

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    Doing the fix now.Just got new panels and do not want them to crack.The old ones have 3 inch cracks in them.Thanks for the great information!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mghawk57 View Post
    Doing the fix now.Just got new panels and do not want them to crack.The old ones have 3 inch cracks in them.Thanks for the great information!!
    Where did you find new panels, & what did they cost ya?

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