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Old 03-23-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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My 93 SSE is surrounded by plastic body pannels. Some are coming loose ( the doors primarily), some have paint chipping, and some are cracked or need repair. Has anyone found a replacement source for these pannels? If not, how do you go about repairing them? Under my front bumper the "spoiler" is just hanging because of all the bottoming out over the years. I would love to replace it but dont know where to start.
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The best thing to do is get it a a u-pull-it yard, there you can rip them off the donor car, see how exactly they were attached so you'll have a better idea of how to put it back on.
2 years ago, my molding was falling off because of the small plastic clips being broke, there like an inch long and a half an inch tall and look like this

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There really cheap at the dealer like 10 cents or so.
Youll be able to see how they go in once you have the molding off.
They slip on the molding and into the horizontal brackets that go across the middle and bottom of the door. There are also two screws at the bottom of each door on the inside that hold the bottom horzontal bracket in place.
It'* really hard to explain sorry if i confused ya.
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The trim mouldings are rather expensive to buy new and they will probably require paint to match. I agree with the above advice to go to a junk yard or start a thread in the Wanted forum for the mouldings.

Here is a picture of the fasteners for the door moulding. Keep in mind that this is an SE rather than an SSE so the fasteners may look a little different. My parts catalog dosen'r list them for compatibility:



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