? attaching door panel with a GOOD tight fit

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  1. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The two front and back attachment points (the plastic tapered plugs in the door) barely hold or takes only a slight amount of pull to remove the panel.

    Sometimes the clips on the back of the door panel do not hold in the plug and/or the plug comes out. Even new plugs
    • expanded the two sides of the clips
    • wrapped a bit of ribbed duct tape on the plastic plugs
    The three along the top hold good and tight.

    Suggestions anyone?
     
  2. zeventy128

    zeventy128 Member

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    Have heard of people starting to use strong magnets on door panels... Perhaps an option?
     
  3. 70 Proof

    70 Proof Veteran Member

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    In those problem spots that tend to not hold well you might try putting a square or two of Velcro on the back side of the door panel in those areas . Another possibility would be to use strong double sided carpet tape or some other strong adhesive material that won't come loose in the summer heat. OR for a positive hold use a chrome phillips head interior screw where necessary.
     
  4. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Some interesting ideas Bob. Chrome Phillips screws will be the last resort. Strong double sided tape or adhesive sounds promising.
     

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