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Old 04/23/2012, 04:27 AM   #1
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Interior assist needed on a '72...

...One of my old high school friends has a 72 Mach I

On the drivers-side door panel, the inside door pull ripped right off (connected with plastic plate and three screws). His problem is that it ripped the hyde material of a supposedly new new door panel.

Can anyone recommend a fix? or does he need to replace the entire panel?

See attached pics and thanks for any advise :-)
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Old 04/23/2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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Tim I would take the door panel off and frist see if a screw would hold in the plastic of the pull. If it does I would use clear epoxy on the broken area then use screws with fender washers through the back of the door panel. Does the door shut ok? Just wondering why it broke.Thats s a tough repair I don't know if it will work but he has nothing to loose. Marty

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Old 04/23/2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Marty! I'll pass it on and also > refer him to the vintage Mustang forums as Neil privately suggests. Since I don't hang out anywhere else, I told him I'd run it past my buds :-)

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Old 04/23/2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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The "plastic plate" is probably part of the door panel. The repop deluxe door panels I bought for mine were a formed plastic sheet with the vinyl material layed over it. Even if you used washers, there would still be some movement, and one of the screws mount right against an inside curve with no room for a washer. I think your only hope of salvage would be to find a glue that would adhere to the plastic and layer a small patch piece on top and then redrill the screw holes.

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Old 04/23/2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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Thanks Steve! We were really hoping you would weigh in, seeing I've already bragged about you!.. :-)

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Old 04/24/2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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