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1969 deluxe door panel problems
« on: July 09, 2021, 03:00:25 PM »
I posted this question on the Yenko site but haven't got any responce. I know not everybody goes there...so. Please take a look. Thank you, Joe


I didn't buy reproduction door panels for the Camaro because I hear they don't fit real good. People have had to use heat guns to change the angle of the top of the door panel. That being said, I sent my originals to Al Knoch to be redone fiquring they came off this car, they should fit....right? Wrong. The problem is the top just like the ABS type except these are the fibre board. Has anybody else had this problem after having them redone? Any help please?
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 05:18:59 PM »
I bought a new set of Orange deluxe door panel from Al Knoch for my Z11. The fit was perfect. Absolutely no issues. My old ones had speaker holes cut in them.
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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2021, 05:51:16 PM »
I just spoke to Elliot Knoch & he told me to put them out in the sun so they would re-form themself when I installed them. It's a little hot here so I'm checking them once in a while to make sure they don't go up in flames :)
I'll report back later...Joe
See America's First, Chevrolet

1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2021, 03:40:31 PM »
Having fir with mine and plan to trim the foam blocks and heat up the panels to get them fitting this week. With upper 80 to 90 degree temps, I'll leave these outside for a day without any fear of them self-igniting. 

Hope to hear you are now winning with your fitment Joe?
Just an obsessive-compulsive first gen car guy...

did I mention I like three pedals in a car?

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 03:46:19 PM »
Not winning. Thanks for asking. They were in Tucson sun for many hours before installing them. Once they cooled down they returned to the way they were before. Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2021, 08:35:41 PM »
I reluctantly bought a pair of Al Knock deluxe door panels for my 69, after I could not get my originals to fit correctly. To my surprise, they fit nearly perfect. My doors close effortlessly with the new door panels and latex door weather stripping. I was told they did a recent revision to the door panels to make the fit better. I am very happy with the fit and appearance.

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2021, 09:05:02 PM »
Thank you...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2022, 02:20:01 AM »
Joe,

Were you able to resolve the issues with the door panels? Did you buy repos? If so how did they fit? Thanks Paul

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2022, 12:18:38 PM »
I ended up using another set of original & having them dyed.....Joe
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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 deluxe door panel problems
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2022, 06:05:11 PM »
Thanks Joe