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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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REQ: Help with Front Impala Door Panels into Caprice Door (Pull Handle MTG)

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I'm looking at installing a set of Impala door panels into my Caprice. I'll have to run new power & ground wires for the light that the Caprice panels don't have (Dome light trigger circuit), but my question is in the area for the pull handle.

As you can see in the pix below (LH Panel, but RH door pic), my door doesn't have any captive nut, or an insert, or any material where I could simply run a sheet metal screw.

-Can anyone tell me what is in this area for the Impala?
-What's the typical fix/solution for this problem?

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I did this Mod many years ago when converting to a Leather Interior and adding the Impala SS Panels. I was hoping I had a pic to show you but can't seem to find one to show them. Memory is pretty fuzzy but...

IIRC - there are just White Plastic clips that go into those slots you have hi-lighted in your pic. They are just White Plastic squares and it may just be simple License Plate clips that I used. The slots are oblong so you can slide the clip to line up with the Screws. Maybe check with the Dealer to see if he can get you a part number but again pretty sure I just used something like this....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Universal...ss!19320!US!-1

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Okay, I had no idea that simple inserts were what was used for mounting the pull handle.

I've already got the screws, and can work with my fastener supplier thru work to get something that should work for me.

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No need to work with a fastener supplier, they're just license plate nuts, in stock at any parts store.

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No need to work with a fastener supplier, they're just license plate nuts, in stock at any parts store.
It's not a big deal we get deliveries every day, and as opposed to spending $1.25/Each as shown on the eBay ad, I'll pay about $0.07/Ea.

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You can get them in Help/Dorman section @ parts store as well.
That is where I got mine, because I forgot to remove/grab them when I swapped on my new to me JY door panels.

I likely have lighting pigtails in garage somewhere if you need a pair?
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I likely have lighting pigtails in garage somewhere if you need a pair?
Ya mean you have the wiring harness with the mating receptacle?

If so, let me know if you do. I'm not sure if a local buddy has any donors for me.

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Ya mean you have the wiring harness with the mating receptacle?

If so, let me know if you do. I'm not sure if a local buddy has any donors for me.
I have stuff from mine, the JY donor I got my panels from, and the 96 RMW I scrapped.
Would just need to see what you need...
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I have stuff from mine, the JY donor I got my panels from, and the 96 RMW I scrapped.
Would just need to see what you need...
I need the wiring harness with the receptacle that plugs into the door panel lighting receptacle, to power the light. Since I have a caprice, I do not have this.

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Odd, they were already there on my '94 caprice, that's why I have extra crap stuffed in a box somewhere...the lights just plugged into existing plug.

I'll dig around and see what I find.
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