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Old 04-04-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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What is the easiest way to remove the door panels from my 65 mustang without breaking the clips, panels, water shields, etc? Where are the clips located, do I need to purchase glue...what is the best way to do this?

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Old 04-04-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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The best way is to be careful. Use a large screwdriver or other such tool and slowly work them out. No glue is required. The watershield is held on with some gooey stuff, but I don't know what it's called. It usually stays in place though, so you should be able to reuse it.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, using a screwdriver is not the best way to remove door panels... unless you're not concerned with their condition after removal.

A screwdriver does not spread the prying force over a large enough area of the "pressboard" door panels and it will likely crack the pressboard if a troublesome clip is encoutered.

It's better to use a 1.5" putty knife with a protective wrap of duct tape over the knifes blade edge. The wider edge of the putty knife is less likely to inflict damage on the possibly (likely) deteriorated pressboard.

Getting those first couple clips to "pop" is the hard part. It's all downhill from there. I like to start at the front lower corner and work my way backwards along the bottom... and then up and around to the top.

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Old 04-04-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback...
davesanborn, do you know how many clips I expect to have and will the pressboard stay on the door panel or on the door itself?

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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ehh your both wrong

Use the right tool.. a "trim removal tool" to be exact. I've used this on a number of cars for door panels and chrome removal. This is without a doubt the best (and correct) tool to use. They run about 10.00 bucks. Here is a generic image I found online so you see what it looks like. We have never broken a clip or damaged the doors/trim using this.




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Old 04-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #6
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Straight from the horse's (or Pony's) mouth. From the 1965 shop manual. It does actually say to use a putty knife.

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:15 PM   #7
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Only because that was in ancient times before proper tools. Today we have speciallized tools for everything.[sm=wootwoot.gif]

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I was born in 1951. I am ancient. You mean they got something better than my stone ax to cut the rust out of a quarter panel these days?
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I was born in 1951. I am ancient. You mean they got something better than my stone ax to cut the rust out of a quarter panel these days?

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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LOL[sm=lol.gif] Nice one hehe
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:36 PM   #11
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Thanks to all for the feedback...informative and funny!
Now if only I can get my hands on a 1965 Shop Manual...the world would be a better place!!!
Any ideas where I can get one?
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:13 PM   #12
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eBay, NPD, etc. Most vendors carry reprints and can be ordered easily.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:39 PM   #13
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Yeah I got a 5 book set of shop manuals for my 69 from my local mustang shop, just look around online and you should find some
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this is the goo[8D] http://yhst-13811118617756.stores.ya...hannelid=BCOME

its used to seal the rubber style window gaskets also
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I was born in 1951. I am ancient. You mean they got something better than my stone ax to cut the rust out of a quarter panel these days?
Ready to change wheel now. Club good. Need big club to work on vintage Mustang. Whippersnappers not know about club and axe.

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^ very nice Jim great stuff
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #18
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IMHO A putty knife or a butter knife is the best way to get these panels off. As for clips they may or may not rip out of the backing for the panel if they do rip it or they bend beyond repair there are 15 and you can buy a set of them from pretty much any mustang shop. I get mine at dallas mustang for around 5 bucks I get a set of 15.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:42 PM   #19
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All...thanks for the great feedback, I shall try the tips and tools. Wish me luck!
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