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How do you change a door skin? by Dennis LaGrua
Started on: 10-20-2007 10:43 PM
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I have occasion to replace a door skin on a badly cut door. It is easier to replace just the skin or the entire door? If I replace just the skin can this be done without taking the whole door apart? If so, what is the process?

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

I have occasion to replace a door skin on a badly cut door. It is easier to replace just the skin or the entire door? If I replace just the skin can this be done without taking the whole door apart? If so, what is the process?



Easier to just replace the skin--Its held on by plastic type torque screws(strip easy) and then the door handle/parts. Not hard at all and doesnt take to long to get it done. I have swapped out several of them.
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Originally posted by MstangsBware:


--Its held on by plastic type torque screws(strip easy) and then the door handle/parts.
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Although those screw are coated in plastic they are metal underneath. Nevertheless they do strip out easy. And it's always the last one that doesn't want to come out.

One thing to note is that the 84s are different. They have christmas tree fasteners at the top instead of slipping into a groove into the door.
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Removed both of mine to attach my stage 2 side pieces and it wasn't too hard. Pay close attention on the handle/lock rod after you've taken everything apart so you re-attach it properly. Obviously the mirrors need to be removed and theres nothing too hard about them except patience as your turning the 10mm nuts!
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Originally posted by jscott1:
Although those screw are coated in plastic they are metal underneath. Nevertheless they do strip out easy. And it's always the last one that doesn't want to come out.

One thing to note is that the 84s are different. They have christmas tree fasteners at the top instead of slipping into a groove into the door.


Was thinking they where metal underneather but I remember having to remove a few with other means/methods.
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Here's a door skin removal thread

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...030531-2-028815.html


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Report this Post10-24-2007 10:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaDirect Link to This Post
Doesn't look too hard to do Will tackle it this weekend instead of swapping the entire door.. Thanks guys.

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Report this Post10-25-2007 09:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TDirect Link to This Post
Just a tip, save the old skin. If you ever need to repair something or make a scoop or whatever, you'll have the right stuff. I made the front extractor scoop on my 87GT from an old doorskin.

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Report this Post10-25-2007 09:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
While you have the door skin off, it's a great time to lube up the window channels and locking mechanisms.

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