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Old 4th-April-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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71-72 Door panels on a 73-74

Has anyone put 71-72 door panels on a 73-74? They look like they would fit, but Ive read that the window cranks dont line up. Any one have any info on this? Maybe some pics? Thanks for your time
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Im in the process right now of doing the conversion on my '72. Put the drivers door on last night The door panels fit but the window crank handle IS further forward on the 73-74 doors than on the older ones. A friend on here bought new door panels from Classic Industries and the window crank handle isnt cut out yet...so works perfect!!!
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Thats exactly what I wanted to know. AWESOME!
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So your saying the 71 72 door panels fit perfect on the 73 74.And you just need to drill out your own hole for the window crank ?
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Won't you run into a problem on the top of the door panel where it's notched for the wing window? The 73/74 door panels have the felt weather strip running the entire length of the panel.
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I was thinking the same thing..Unless you take off the felt from a old 73 74
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Post pics of your install
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You got it guys. Ill post pics asap. The weather strip on the door panel needs to be replaced with weather strip for the '73...like you mentioned because of the vent windows the older ones are shorter. All the other holes line up perfectly. Ive seen a car locally that was done this way...and it's a very rough car putting it nicely . They put a "plug" in the hole where the old crank handle was on the panels and cut a new hole for the later model handles. That would save the $ of new panels!
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Should work. When I put in the 73-74 windows on my 69 doors I bought a set of 73-74 felts and put them on my 69 panels..
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So the panels you put on are they Pre assembled panels or un assembled
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I'm about the address the same issues in my thread, "Door Dragging" in body and interior. I'm using 77 Omega doors, with 74 windows and the window frames from my 72 doors. I will need to buy the panels without the holes too.
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