Apr 1st, 06, 12:38 PM
I got PUI interiors preassembled door panels.
the rear passenger side seems to fit ok.
the rear drivers side fits in but seems to be higher at the door edge and mylar strips do not line up with drivers panel.
the window crank hits the mylar trim.
the panel almost looks like it was made wrong.
this on a 69 standard interior
is there a way to adjust the fit?
I played with the metal at the top it seems not to be at the proper bend as the original.
Ok i got the metal at top close to the original but panel still doesnt fit right.
Apr 1st, 06, 03:19 PM
I have the same problem, just opposite of your. I am not impressed with any repo standard panel. I have bought them all, seriously!!!
I found that the cheap, thin metal top needs to be bent at more of an angle to get the window crank to clear the chrome trim. The top of the metal panel can get bent in shipping. You will need to bend it until it fits better.
The front door panels are junk also. None of the indentions where the panel clips go line up and when you get all the 4 screws at the bottom located and screwed to the door, the bottom of the door panel is all wavy!!
Then after about 6 months, the embossed chrome that is sealed to the door panel delaminates and falls off!
As you can tell, I am not impressed.........:mad:
Apr 1st, 06, 03:31 PM
Ditto what Jonesy said.
I initially bought the assembled 68 standard door panels, then brought them back and got the front and rear unassembled. At least that way I could put em together so they fit and reuse my original sainless trim rather than the junk they put on em.
Apr 1st, 06, 04:27 PM
ill try and lessen the bend near the door opening to bring the front of the panel down.
that might work.
kinda pisses me off that you spend High dollar for junk parts.
im gonna bitch at classic industries and tell em im putting the word out on they junk panels they sell on the net.
then once they hear that theyll complain to PUI interiors and maybe I can save some other guy some heartache
Apr 2nd, 06, 08:28 AM
I have the same problem. I bought the standard panels from rick's (PUI's) and they don't fit at all. I thought it was a problem with the rear seat (i have a fold down). Sounds more like this is the way it is and you need to "modify" them yourself. Seems ridiculous that someone can't make something that actually fits.
May 5th, 06, 01:05 PM
I just bought PUI (from Classic Ind) and ran into all the same problems noted above. I was going to use the "unassembled" version as I wanted to keep my trim and org. steel uppers. Well when I got them, they didn't even use batting behind the vinyl! There was just another sheet of vinyl! Totally disgusted, I had a lonnnngggg talk with Classic, seems that PUI very recently changed and the batting is only provided with the "assembled" version. So I sent them back, got the "assembled" version, beat on the sheet metal a little, cut new holes so the push pins line up, and I haven't noticed any wavy-ness. Overall the new panels are acceptable, but for the money...!!!!
May 5th, 06, 07:21 PM
When I did mine, I went to hobby lobby for some thin"quilt" batting to use there. I was equally disgusted that it wasn 't on there...
Also disgusted that the "pleats" in the center part of my 6t8 standard PUI seat covers are pulling out after a month...
May 5th, 06, 09:00 PM
the best thing we can all do is buy them...try them THEN RETURN THEM!!!!
they will eventually get the msg and correct the problem.........