Corvette Weekend Projects 2010

It's time to head out to the garage again and get started on some projects

Tom Benford Mar 17, 2010 0 Comment(s)
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Project 4: Door Sill Panel Mount Hole Repair
Applicable Years: C2, C3
Skill level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: rivet nut thread setter kit with inserts, drill, screwdriver
Time required: 1/2-1 hour
Parts source: The Eastwood Company

When redoing a Midyear or Shark interior, it's not uncommon to find bad sill panel mounting holes when you take the old panels off; this can be caused by rusting, the old screws not coming out and requiring drilling or just having stripped threads. Regardless of the cause, you'll have to repair the holes before you can properly install new sill panels, and inserting new thread inserts is an excellent solution. Here's how to do it.

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