Q: Door Panel Clip Holders
I am having a hard time finding the plastic clip holders that the metal door panel clips fit into to hold it to the door. Where can I find this part?
A: Just wanted to pass along a little info…
I was ready to install my front door panels in my 1969 and was missing the plastic insert that goes into the holes on the door. The inserts are shaped like a bullet and are used to hold the metal clip that is fastened to the door panels. I took one of the remaining inserts to the local Chevy parts counter and had no luck. I also tried the paint and body supplies, also no luck. I could buy the metal clip all day long but not the plastic insert.
At this point I headed to my local hardware store to look for something that would work. I found that a 3/8 drywall anchor had the correct outer dimensions. I measured the inside of the old insert and used a 5/32 drill bit to open the inside to the correct dimension (drilled about 5/8″ deep). I then used a razor knife to trim the three ribs off the side (used to grip the drywall) and “snap”, they worked great. And the best part is they only cost me $0.10 each.
Now, I know after all this, someone on the list will tell me they have the GM part number to order the correct inserts. And, I would gladly accept it… for the next project.
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