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Offline Les M.

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FRONT DOOR PANELS
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:45:38 PM »
DOES ANY ONE KNOW IF THE INSIDE DOOR PANELS OFF A 65 SKYLARK 2DR. HT. WILL FIT ON A 65 SKYLARLK 2DR. POST? THANK YOU, LES
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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 04:16:33 PM »
The door panels are not interchangeable between a hardtop and a sedan, or post car.
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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 05:05:36 PM »
What is the difference? could they be made to fit a  '65 2 door post Special?

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 05:22:04 PM »
Mike, Maybe when Dan comes back on , he can tell us what the difference is. Thank you, Les

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 06:40:54 PM »
The sedan, or post car, door panels are similar to the GTO panels in that they are just flat. Plus, the post itself gets in the way. The hardtop has a quarter round metal piece behind the vinyl at the top that hangs over the top of the door and 'locks' in the window channel.
Others on this forum have attempted the conversion. A few succeeded but the results were not pretty.
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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2015, 07:45:47 PM »
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 "Others on this forum have attempted the conversion. A few succeeded but the results were not pretty."

  Actually going to try it.

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2015, 07:57:21 AM »
The post door panel top looks like a 66/7 style. Could you use the backer board for 66/7 and put the 65 trim and covering on them?

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2015, 08:24:08 AM »
The post door panel top looks like a 66/7 style. Could you use the backer board for 66/7 and put the 65 trim and covering on them?

At that point, you could just use a new board cut to the correct size and shape. Those are available through an upholstery wholesaler.

I think the most difficult part would be removing the vinyl and Dacron from the original board without destroying it.

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2015, 08:58:59 AM »
Hi,

No one yet makes a Buick post car panels, but i have found that there are one's available for Oldsmobile's (F85, Cutlas, 442) as a alternative

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Jim

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2015, 02:06:32 PM »
I would like to thank everyone for the information. Thanks again, Les

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Re: FRONT DOOR PANELS
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2015, 02:17:27 PM »
Me too!!!