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mikes95540i
06-08-2010, 12:44 PM
I need to replace the door panels in my son's 1996 318ti. they are Gray plastic with Gray cloth inserts. Or, if anyone knows a way to repair the top lip that fits over the window flange I would love to talk to you about it.

Moeman10
06-08-2010, 07:01 PM
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114629

the search button works wonders.

mikes95540i
06-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Yea I saw that one but the door panels on this 96 318ti are made completely out of that press-board or card-board stuff and all of the clips are glued on to that. I have reattached the clip mounts with gorilla glue but it will only hold for so long because the glue sticks to the card board but just tears away after a while.
I am just rebuilding the door panels from the inside out so their is no longer any of that paper crap accessible. My biggest problem is were the metal clips attach to the metal lip along the edge of the window. I have pealed the material back and I'm re manufacturing the top edge out of fiberglass and epoxy. It's been a bitch but I'll bet it won't break again.

Any way, thanks for the taking the time to post that link.