Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Door Panel How to
I am just a hobbiest that has done a couple sets of these and this is a really good, accurate description of the process. I like the bent screwdriver tool--wish I had thought of that. I have used countersunk pop rivets to make sure that there are no bulges at the rivets, but you have shown that to be not necessary. Also, you have shown that removing the upset metal "grippers" is not necessary, too. I am sure that this posting should be a sticky or maybe a tech reference article that will help many people do a good job. Thanks for putting in the effort to do this.
Edit: As for the use of staples vs pop rivets on the window fuzzy, if you paint the head of the rivet black they will not stand out.
Last edited by JWagner; May 26th, 09 at 12:49 PM.
Reason: added remark