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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Door Panel Mounting Question Reply with quote

Anybody able to get me these dimensions? Help is appreciated!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most have thier panels mounted. Maybe pm a classified seller with doors or one with panels for sale. Might have a better chance of finding those measurements?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to clarify "depth". Depth to the surface of the sheetmetal in the dimple, or depth to the inner surface of the sheetmetal. It's such a small dimension that the difference is going to be like a 20% variance.

Also, if I can read between the lines - are you simply wanting to find these clips, because many have.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies!

To clarify what I am looking for:

On the door, there is recessed areas and a hole for which the door panel clips fit into. Im looking for the depth measurement of this recessed area, taken from the surrounding sheet metal, measuring the depth of the surface of the sheet metal in the dimple.

Not looking for the clips. I've built carbon fiber door panels for the van and I'm working on a way to fasten them to the door without drilling a bunch of holes.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah got it. Heck, I'd use magnets in this day and age. A dozen strong contemporary magnets on that sheetmetal and the panel's not moving.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read my mind Doug...

I'm looking at using magnets. What I'm trying to figure out is the thickness of the magnets I need, so they sit in that recessed spot and the door panel will sit flush.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea! Says the guy who has to pull his panel for the third time in a year to fix a lock mechanism that popped off...

Will be interested in hearing how it goes. Be sure you choose a glue that's automotive interior grade (surprisingly hot temp range).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It begs to be asked here ........

You are making new door panels for a Van..... Yours I Presume?

You have panels to trace and copy........ From the Van?

Do you not have the door in front of you to which you will be installing the new door panels?

Why can't you simply measure the depth of the clip recess yourself?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,

you caught me....I'm currently sitting right in front of my van with a beer in my hand. For the life of me I can't put the beer down to grab my calipers to measure.

Actually I am away for work and was hoping someone would have this measurement so I can order the parts I need.

But thanks for your post!
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