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7/24/11 2:57pm - Original Message: 'Door Panel Stripped in my 72'
LarryT
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Worthington, OH - USA

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1972 Black C3 automatic with red interior. Options include AC, PS, PB, Am/Fm Wonderbar stereo.

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I had to take off my door panel to fix the lock.  Anyway, long story short the screw that holds the bottom of the panel to the door appears to be stripped.  Is this screw just screwed into the fiberglass or is there suppose to be a clip inside the door to hold the screw?  The screw itself just looks like simple sheet metal design.

If it is just screwed into fiberglass, any ideas how to fix it?
 
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7/24/11 6:37pm - Reply: 'Door Panel Stripped in my 72'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The door frame itself is metal, not 'glass. If the hole is in a place that is accessible, you might be able to use a hammer and a good back-up(buck) to resize the hole. You might be able to glue some kind of clip tot he backside of the door, if needed, but that might be a last ditch effort. Maybe a larger sized screw?
Is this one of the screws at the front, or rear of the panel?


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7/24/11 8:37pm - Reply: 'Door Panel Stripped in my 72'
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Germansville, PA - USA

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Had the same problem on my 74. I simply found a larger screw with a smaller head about the same size as original,.

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7/25/11 6:13am - Reply: 'Door Panel Stripped in my 72'
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1972 Black C3 automatic with red interior. Options include AC, PS, PB, Am/Fm Wonderbar stereo.

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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]Is this one of the screws at the front, or rear of the panel?
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It is the screw at the bottom rear of the driver's side door.  I'm worried if I do nothing, the screw will backout and damage the paint.


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