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Interior Door Panels

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by LA Bogger, May 30, 2002.

  1. LA Bogger

    LA Bogger 1/2 ton status

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    Has anybody had any problems with Coverlay or LMC interior door panels vs. OEM? Just checking before I start. Thanks for any info.. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Eat More Mud!!!
     
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    I've never had problems, but if you look at LMC's catalog, last I checked, they had a little disclaimer that they weren't "exact" replacements or something. IMO, if you want the RIGHT part, go with GM. If you really aren't concerned with fit, finish, or quality, go aftermarket. Some times that matters, sometimes it doesn't.

    The way GM's replacement parts are going now though (made in Taiwan, etc) the fit, finish, and quality of even GM replacements are getting worse. STILL better than aftermarket in almost all cases though.
     
  3. JK5

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    I have a Coverlay dash and door panels, they have been installed for about 6 years with no problems. The only thing I noticed is, when they get hot (mine are black), they expland and warp a little, but when they cool down, they go back into shape....probably because they are made of ABS Plastic, but other than that, the fit and quality is good! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  4. ZfromNJ

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    I bought the door panels from LMc and they are not very good. My windows bounce around a lot.
     
  5. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    So you can can door panels from GM? I thought they were discontinued. I'd love to get a PN for these if it exists.

    Sorry to break into your post Paul. I thought it might help everyone. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    John
     
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    *That* I'm not sure of...if anyone wants to check, post a part number for one (likely GM stocks only one color, one style, such as brown non PW, non PDL) and I can check. So could anyone else by going to www.gmpartsdirect.com

    I was thinking more along the lines of salvaging stock ones off of another truck, but GM is always the best option for brand new parts that fit like they should. I mean come on, aftermarket hasn't figured out how to mold plastic yet??
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

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    how does that affect your window? the interior panel has nothign todo with the windws.... ?unless after 77 they changed it....?
    grant
     
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    Well, at least '81-up, the inside of the window rides on the felt strip stapled to the top of the door panel. I'm surprised I haven't broken a window slamming mine without door panels, the window moves a good 1/4-1/2" or so without it, and CAN hit the metal of the door.
     
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    k, i see what you are saying. you are right.
    my bad.
    grant
     
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    I checked with my local dealer for some 91 grey door panels. They wanted like 600 dollars EACH.
     
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    try Cheyenne pickup parts...someone may kow the web address, I don't htough. thye are supposed to be real good.
     
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    THe door panels seem to be a lot looser then the original door panels were. They do not exactrly fit either. As stated before I didnt relize that they put that little disclaimer that the panels were not exact replicas.
     
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    Someone is jerking your chain hard. I haven't looked in a while but the last time I looked them up they were about $110.00 ea. I'll check and post back.
    Jim
     
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    Early models about 107.00 ea. Late models 78.00 bucks ea.
    Jim
     

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