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janobyte

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Replace or not replace door panels ?
« on: December 04, 2013, 09:31:41 PM »
So my buddy comes over Saturday with all the OE weather-stripping , un harmed  :D and to collect a little xmas $$. Cars coming along great , looking great even in primer.

He's stoked about Camaro Nats ( 2015 I  have tuition bills) which honestly gives time for detail---so comes the question : " I really do not like the small holes used for feeding the door speakers ,not really correct , I want to weld/fill it while it's apart, but your door panels are in such great shape , I understand, but I don't like the little hole---It's your car--let me know"


Sometime between 68 and 76 door speakers were added---nicely done ,grommet--etc..  My panels still present as new. However I'm thinking lose the speakers ,shelve the OE panels and replace.  Agree or disagree  ???


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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 09:57:23 PM »
Agree, but it's your car....
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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 10:31:16 PM »
 If you want the OEM stock look, then I agree....replace.

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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 10:56:36 PM »
Been there, I replaced the round protruding covers with the flat, factory style speaker grills  used for the rear shelf or kick panels (It's been a while, the car now resides in New Zeland) Its  was not original but sure looked it.
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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 02:20:54 AM »
It depends on what you want to do with the car..  it only has to satisfy you *S*
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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 03:11:45 AM »
There is a 69 Day 2  COPO Nova out there that is stunning---I'm doing it with a 68 Z except shy of the fuel pump ,coil, belt and hoses one can touch everything that was actually on the car in 69-70. No offence ,may have been on the Nova  I do not know,none the less that car is my inspiration. Basically a numbers car but maintaining it's race bred heritage. And no big leap to put it back stock---one day. Along the way quite a bit attention to detail is in place to get items "correct" plus documenting.

However, still wanting, and respecting input on those panels---thanks.

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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 04:21:10 PM »
It's a matter of what you want in your car.  I went through this.  My decision was to bring my car back to factory as much as possible.  I had to take off the console and spoilers. I had to find a instrument pod that had a date close to my car and take all the wiring off that I put in for gauges. The good news is now I have original parts to sell.
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Re: Replace or not replace door panels ?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 08:53:53 PM »
Got an oil pan ?  ;D

This is why I'm following my project board, to keep on track. However some question arise . Even though I'm pretty set on my decisions, I have no problems throwing a few out to make sure I'm in the right direction. Who better to ask than those who restored 68 Z's, and those other Camaros :D      thanks for the input.