View single post by JodyFKerr
 Posted: 08-27-2008 12:20 am
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Joined: 02-21-2008
Location: Tempe, Arizona USA
Posts: 48
Every once in a while I start to believe that I know what I'm doing, and that's inevitably when I screw up in the most colossal fashion.

I just finished up redoing my door panels and they look beautiful. I went to install them in the car today only to learn something that I should have done at the beginning and neglected to do. And damn it, I should know better.

So, here's my caveat to folks looking to recover their door panels... There is a piece of bent aluminum that glues to the top of the door panel. It's used to hook the top of the panel over the top edge of the door. *Before* you glue this piece to your door panel make sure that you test fit it on the door first! I glued mine 1/4" off and it means that the door panel will not fit. Worst of all, I can't cleanly modify what I've made, so it's a matter of starting over from scratch.

At least the parts weren't expensive, but man, there was at least 40 hours in planning, thinking, cutting, gluing and doing on this. And it hurts to go back to scratch.