Author Topic: '68 Molded Door Panel Pull Strap mounting/reinforcement plate?  (Read 751 times)

rod396

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i am converting my 68 interior to deluxe, the molded door panels.
Is there a reinforcement/mounting plate for the strap mounting screws that bolts to the door shell? I have seen other GM cars with similar straps, and they do have a a plate which attaches to the door with sheetmetal screws which is of thicker metal than the door.
Anybody seen these original on a Camaro? Photo?
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Rod.

srode

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Re: '68 Molded Door Panel Pull Strap mounting/reinforcement plate?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 01:33:09 AM »
Mine have the metal plate - the after market versions do not and will not mount right based on my experience.  There's a screw that holds the chromish bezel to the grip that screws into that plate. Without that plate the handle won't hold the bezel in place well.
Steve - 02D Z11 and a Plain Jane hardtop

rod396

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Re: '68 Molded Door Panel Pull Strap mounting/reinforcement plate?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 03:15:47 AM »
Actually, I was referring to the door itself, not the trim panel.
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Rod.

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Re: '68 Molded Door Panel Pull Strap mounting/reinforcement plate?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 12:29:50 PM »
If memory sevres me correctly, the screw goes through the door shell with no reinforcement...Joe
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