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#1 (permalink) Old 10-24-2010, 08:01 PM
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Door panel removal / Door check video

Hello fellow members. Completed a job this weekend and thought I'd share the vid. Hope it helps some of you when you decide to do this.

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Thanks for the video! I need to replace the driver side door check and have never removed the panel so you gave me some valuable information. Maybe I won't break anything now.
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Thanks for the video! I need to replace the driver side door check and have never removed the panel so you gave me some valuable information. Maybe I won't break anything now.
Glad you found the vid helpful. There is also a thread on the EGv107 in the interior section that has an illustrated instruction to remove the door panel in pdf.

Good luck.
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Very good Video, Renato!

Perhaps the PO has removed the panel in the past or had it done by someone else. There is a very important component that is missing.

You should ensure that you have a vapor barrier glued to the door itself with cutouts for the various protrusions and necessary openings into the door such as the hook at the front of the panel. After that, you can then re-install the panel. Moisture will seriously effect the longevity of the panel and it's no fun to build a new one. On my 73 the integrity of my drivers door panel had somewhat deteriorated over time even with the plastic barrier so I used the old one as a template and reconstructed the whole panel out of similar material. It worked out very well but it shows the importance of the barrier.
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Very good Video, Renato!

Perhaps the PO has removed the panel in the past or had it done by someone else. There is a very important component that is missing.

You should ensure that you have a vapor barrier glued to the door itself with cutouts for the various protrusions and necessary openings into the door such as the hook at the front of the panel. After that, you can then re-install the panel. Moisture will seriously effect the longevity of the panel and it's no fun to build a new one. On my 73 the integrity of my drivers door panel had somewhat deteriorated over time even with the plastic barrier so I used the old one as a template and reconstructed the whole panel out of similar material. It worked out very well but it shows the importance of the barrier.
Vapor barrier A plastic film Can I make one up with a plastic bag ???
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A little thicker than a plastic bag. Ground cover plastic would be about right.
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Ok, great, thanks for the advice.
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Your passenger side door may still have the barrier in place.
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Your passenger side door may still have the barrier in place.
Maybe, I´ll check it this week, but will buy enough material to cover both, just in case... murphy´s law.
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