my 73 Camaro RS

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 73BadBob, Nov 15, 2009.

Has this build taken toooo LONG ?

Poll closed Dec 6, 2012.
  1. Yes

    26.7%
  2. NO

    73.3%
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  1. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Radio fix

    Someone hacked up the dash before I bought the car so when I installed the radio it had gaps on both sides. I just couldn't leave it like that. Here is my fix.

    Started off with some ABS plastic, template and a pencil.

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    Cut out done and filed down.
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    Finally installed

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  2. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Door panels

    Prepping the doors to install the door panels.

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    Prepping door panels:

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    I know they aren't 73 door panels BUT I like the new one piece design so thats whats going on the car.


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    I forgot to order the door handle escutchon's so I have to leave the project unfinished.

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  3. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    A couple of pics from the local car meet

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    My sisters 68 Firebird conv parked next to me.

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  4. turbodarryl

    turbodarryl Veteran Member

    Hey Bob, the car looks really nice, what year are those panels for ? I like them :)
     
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  5. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    78 BUT you have to swap out the door handles as well.
     
  6. 70Chev

    70Chev Veteran Member

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    Bob,

    I love the door panels too. The earlier 3 piece ones are a PITA to get right and your solution looks much, much cleaner. You say the door handles also need to be changed, do you mean the internal door handles and if so, why do they need to be changed? Are they handles from a 78 as well.

    How do the armrests attach? Do they simply screw into the door trim card from the reverse side, or do they screw into the door metal?

    If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the panels, arm rests and mounting hardward and could you provide a link?

    Thanks

    Darren
     
  7. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Inner door handles are from a 78-81 to match the door panels.

    Door panels from Classic Part # K78801

    Inner door handle RH part # g8624
    LH # g8625

    inner door escutchen pair(plastic cup behind door handle)
    Part # k482

    Remote mirror bezel part # 3921833


    Arm rest have 3 screws that go through the door handle then through the door panel and finally screw into the metal part of the door.

    I had the 3 piece panels on my 73 El Camino, I agree what a PITA. For one everyone is always kicking the plastic and tearing it up. Plus vinyl in middle part is always getting messed up. Top plastic piece always getting scratched up.

    Hope I answered all the questions
     
  8. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    door panels

    Got the door handle escutcheons in and remote bezel.

    Does anyone have a pic of how that clip is used on the remote bezel? Having a serious brain fart.

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  9. Rene Melten

    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That clip will hold the cable in the bezel when you slip it on through.
     
  10. 73BadBob

    73BadBob Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's what I thought but I didn't have enough hands to push cable and hold in place firmly while trying to get the clip around and into the holes and hold the new door panel without messing it up. I needed two sets of hands. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something I was missing. Thanks
     

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