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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 19, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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interior door stainless trim pieces install

Hello guys. Im trying to install the two stainless trim pieces that go on the interior deluxe door trim on 69 Camaro coupe. I bought new door panels, but want to re-use the four stainless pieces. wondering how to locate new holes for the metal tabs to fit into, and don't want to create a disaster, haha. Wondered how you guys went about doing it and making them be in the right spot, tried the ice pick, but that didn't work well. Trying to drill holes is risky, because it would be pretty easy to screw up the carpet on lower door. I know you guys have the answer. Pics or video would be fantastic.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 19, 04:50 AM
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Re: interior door stainless trim pieces install

Using a soldering iron for carpet holes is the most discussed method (carpet is nylon which melts slowly with heat). Repro deluxe panels have a plastic backing, so maybe the iron is they way to go there too. But I have not tried this myself.

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Re: interior door stainless trim pieces install

if you don't have a soldering iron,
I use different size nails and bolts depending on the size hole I want. clamp the nail/ bolt with vice grips and heat using a propane torch . touch the carpet to match the hole
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 19, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Re: interior door stainless trim pieces install

Both good ideas. I happened to see a pro restoration video where the guy used the soldering iron to do his panels. seemed to work pretty good for him, despite the fact that he seems like kind of a duphus, but maybe that is part of his act. Was a goo video any want. After I watched it, I found my soldering iron, and it was exactly what he used. Hence, Ill try it today.
Thank you both for the quick replies. Much appreciated. All you guys rock. The amount of knowledge on this site is amazing.

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