Re: [DML] Re: Plastic and Metal Door Guides
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Re: [DML] Re: Plastic and Metal Door Guides

I'll admit that I don't really know if this is true, but here is my theory 
(please correct me if this is wrong):

I'm not sure that the mounting holes were even placed in the doors until it 
was time to install the guides.  I had to drill the holes in my door using 
the guide as a template.  I also believe that any version of the guides will 
fit any door.  It's just that the mounting holes would be in different 
spots.  In other words, if a car has never had guides, any new installation 
should fit.  I had to put guides on 1063 when my passengers began having 
trouble closing the door because they tended to "flex" the door a little 
while closing (I guess closing gullwings is unorthodox to them... go 

By the way, I think the guides on my car came from the "crash" portion of 
Bernie's "crash and burn."

Jake Kamphoefner

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel F." <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2005 11:37 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: Plastic and Metal Door Guides

> This is quite fascinating. To me, this makes your car and 10911
> (which I believe is Ken Montgomery's car) and all in between
> more historically interesting. You learn something new everyday,
> and for me, today I learned that plastic door guides were used
> very briefly in the Dec. '81 cars!
> Not meaning to beat the proverbial dead horse, but as I asked
> previously, does anyone know if the mounting holes for the metal
> guides are still under the plastic guides, or are the doors with the
> plastic guides actually different as I have been told for years??
> Daniel
> VIN 10920
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Marv Hein wrote:
>>Other owners have been emailing me.
>>10757 metal
>>10820 (mine) plastic.
>>10911 plastic.
>>10920 (yours) metal
>>10987 metal
>>10989 metal
>>Looks like they ran out a few cars ahead of you until more arrived in 

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