[Mgs] Help with some door panel questions
dcouncill at karamursel.org
Mon May 25 12:13:46 MDT 2015
On the second question, I would be curious as to how 226-675 looks and fits when you get them. I have never seen this piece as the door panel clips go right in the holes in the door (at least on 2 cars I have owned). Moss shows them for 1970-1980 which is probably true. My older MGs (67 BGT, 64B) use screws rather than clips.
The first question, I am not positive on. I have done it several times and did replace the panels on my 72B about ten years ago (but I plan on opening the doors back up for lock maintenance this next winter). They just separate as far as removal but its related to how they overlap/clip on the sides. On assembly, I think I started each one (top and bottom) partway and then edged them together.
From: Mgs [mailto:mgs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Jack Wheeler via Mgs
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2015 9:05 AM
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Subject: [Mgs] Help with some door panel questions
I am replacing the door panels on my 1971 MGB, and have a couple of questions. First, what is the secret for getting the plastic trim pieces that go around the inner door handle out, then back in? When I took the old panel off, I had to break the masonite panel, in order to get the panel off, then the black plastic trim pieces around the door handle fell off. However, with the new panel in place, I'm not sure I can figure out how to get these pieces back in. Any hints?
Second question. I ordered new door panel mounting clips from Moss. Part number 226-670 is a black plastic part that clips into the door panel, then pushes into the holes in the door. I also ordered part number 226-675. These are clear plastic, and appear to be something you would push into the holes in the doors. Then the part number 226-670 would push into them. My car did not have any of these on it (226-675). It simply used the 226-670, and pushed them directly into the holes. I'm wondering if the 226-675 pieces were used on an earlier model? Should I be using these on my car?
Thanks for any help you can give me. This has been a great group I have joined, and I really appreciate the help you have given me. I will try to return the favor sometime.
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