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LMC door panels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazerpro79, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. blazerpro79

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    hey guys i am trying to get my interior looking as sharp as my exterior by the end of the summer. i did a lot of work in there, but i need new door panels. i tried painting them, but they were originally blue and the blue keeps peeking through. Anyone use LMC's door panels? They sell "Replacement" door panels which don't use any trim, and they sell originals but they don't carry the trim. Has anyone used either of their options? Its for my 79 k5.Thanks
     
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    LMC's "replacement" door panels are junk. I had mine not even a year and they were cracked and the color was scratching off of them. Save your money and buy originals.
     
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    thats what i expected to hear. the LMC originals are worth it you think? im still on the hunt to find the original trim too. anyone know where i can get it. LMC doesnt have it.
     
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    glad to know redoing my interior now
     
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    I haven't found anyone that offers the door panel inserts. The only thing I've ever found is just sourcing the parts from high quality junkyards and private sellers.
     
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    Aight, I'm gonna have to take back what I just said. I was searching the net and found this GOLDMINE!

    http://www.ajgeneral.com/chevy_gm_truck_parts/

    The parts you need start roughly on page 22.

    This is probably the greatest source of every 73-87 part you could EVER want!!!
     
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    Odd, as it linked me to JCWhitney (puhleez) and Classic Industries. Maybe it's just a search place and they don't sell anything themselves?

    -- A
     
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    The problem is that all of these restoration dealers all sell the same cheap stuff, from the same cheap Chinese supplier. I bet that the door panels on http://www.ajgeneral.com/chevy_gm_truck_parts/ is the same door panels that LMC sells. I guess there is no market for quality restoration parts, or somebody would be making them by now.
     
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    That's true. It's funny that there's such a demand for it, and GM's OEM replacement panels are just that, but my god they're expensive!
     
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    You might want to look into door panels sold by a company called Coverlay. I am not sure if they manufacture their own door panels or not. JC Whitney sells Coverlay
     
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