[DML] Re: Different Size Door Guides
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[DML] Re: Different Size Door Guides



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Shannon" <birdwells@...> wrote:

> I bought some metal door guides to replace the plastic ones on my 
1983 Delorean. It appears that the holes are different for the two 
guides. Did the factory change the placement of the holes between the 
metal and plastic door guides? Did they make metal door guides with 
the same configuration as the plastic ones?
> 
> Shannon
> VIN 16113

Shannon - There were actually three different configurations of door 
guides that I am aware of.  They are not interchangeable.  The first 
two versions are cast stainless steel, and fit specific door shapes 
(which also changed).  In the later cars, they shifted to the plastic 
versions with weld nuts installed in the doors.  The prior versions 
used sheet metal screws into the door skin.  As noted above, since 
they are not interchangeable, you really can't switch from one to the 
other without some modifications to the door skin and/or door 
structure.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DMC Northwest
DeLorean Parts Northwest  



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