sheet metal hole plugs for the door?

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  1. mrluckies

    mrluckies Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I’ve got later model doors installed on my car. I just got the car back from paint and saw that they have the holes for the power window harness rubber boot to be installed, but my car doesn’t have the holes on it’s side of the door jamb. I know when I had a 3rd gen, they used to have rubber plugs in the unused hole. Does anyone know if they sell plugs to put in the 2nd gen doors? The hole dia is 2.75”.

    I’ve seen universal sheet metal plugs for 2.5” and 3”, but nothing at 2.75”

    I need two.

    Thx
    Alex
     
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    You could just cut some sheet metal bigger than the hole , paint it body color and glue them in from the inside. Once in u shouldn't really notice them.
     
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    What a great idea Bill! :brightide
     
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    That's exactly what I did with mine. Turned out great. Then, if you want to put electric windows in later with the rubber boot, you can just knock them out.
     
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    If you have a lowes try their nut & bolt section. I saw some push plugs that work on newer bumper covers. They might have some of that or a catalog to look through to order.
     
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    mrluckies Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good ideas, thx.

    What type of adhesive do you recommend?

    I’ll have to check out Lowe’s.

    Did the factory ever have plugs for the 2nd gen?

    I know I had them on my 3rd gen years ago, but don’t know if they were factory or what side they were.
     
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    I used 3m metal panel adhesive (8115) for several repairs on my Camaro. SEM also makes the same type.

    It is a two part adhesive that requires a special applicator gun. I got a loaner from a PPG distributor.
     
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    Yes, the factory supplied plugs in the 2nd gens.
    You may be able to find them on eBay.
     
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    The 2 part can be mixed w/o a gun. Just squeeze out equal amounts and mix well.
     
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    Body shops have plastic snap in plugs to close up holes like that if you can find the correct size. I needed some when I did body work on my old Chevy pickup. The new body parts had a couple of extra holes I didn't use, and my Chevy dealer had the right plugs to fill and seal the holes.
     

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