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Old 09-30-2022, 07:01 PM
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Default Legendary Door Panel Fit 69 GTO

Hi all,

The body shop is trying to fit the new door panels and they don't fit well. They sit too high, and are too long. Thus, the holes for window crank/etc do not line up as needed (too high), and the body shop is worried with the amount of extra material hanging over the edge, that the new panels would get boogered up if we close the door with the panel on.

Anyone have experience with this? Body man is thinking he might be able to modify the new panels to fit, but it would be two hours per panel (~$400).

Thanks!

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Had a similar problem couple months ago with Al Knoch door panels. Repop parts are horrible the past dew years.
I just did Legendary seat trims in front of our Firebird, and there were a few errors in the listings and panel size consistency. Due to availability, had to use PUI for the rear seat. Fit and quality was very good. Extremely happy. Legendary was the benchmark 20 years ago, not the same amymore. PUI has greatly improved.

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Old 10-03-2022, 08:40 AM
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Hi all,

The body shop is trying to fit the new door panels and they don't fit well. They sit too high, and are too long. Thus, the holes for window crank/etc do not line up as needed (too high), and the body shop is worried with the amount of extra material hanging over the edge, that the new panels would get boogered up if we close the door with the panel on.

Anyone have experience with this? Body man is thinking he might be able to modify the new panels to fit, but it would be two hours per panel (~$400).

Thanks!
getmygoat, I apologize for any issues you guys might be having! Legendary has always made a top notch product. If possible, please email some images to myself so we can assess any issues they might be having. If you might be able to get some dimensions of the panel compared to the shell, this will help as well. Please forward all information to kyler@amesperf.com.

Thank you!
Kyler @ Ames

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Old 10-03-2022, 08:49 AM
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I bought the legendary set covers front and back for my 69 GTO match perfect and fit perfect. Not a problem. Took 6 months to get thought.

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Old 10-03-2022, 09:02 AM
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I recently noticed that the driver side OEM panel for my 68 GTO door, which came from a 68 Lemans ... the window crank hole is misaligned enough that the hole shows with the crank on (holes too high) ... The right side door panel which is original to the car fits perfectly.

The 68 Lemans OEM panel even has plain as day witness marks where it fit on the original Lemans the same way.

This Lemans panel installed on my GTO would also try to hang up when the door was closed because it seemed a tad too long.

The Lemans and GTO came from different plants. Exact problems you are describing but with OEM panels. Makes a person wonder if there are two sets of blue prints out there, or some whacky minor change during production.

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Old 10-05-2022, 06:40 PM
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Had a similar problem couple months ago with Al Knoch door panels. Repop parts are horrible the past dew years.
I just did Legendary seat trims in front of our Firebird, and there were a few errors in the listings and panel size consistency. Due to availability, had to use PUI for the rear seat. Fit and quality was very good. Extremely happy. Legendary was the benchmark 20 years ago, not the same amymore. PUI has greatly improved.
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