Door trim panel interchangeable?

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    vince72 Veteran Member

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    On my 72 Camaro will other year door trim panels fit?
    Where have you gents found the best deals?

    Vince
     
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    I’m putting 1970 panels on my doors. One is originally from a 75 and the other is a 78. I ordered from legendary interiors
     
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    I was thinking on the 79 model also. I like how it looks simple and less parts to get
     
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    78 door panel on 71 white and black.jpeg
     
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    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is a 78 panel on a 71 with 67 door pulls
     
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    A lot less parts and it looks good.
     
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    The 70-81 Doors are the same dimensional wise. The inner structure is slightly different from 75 on as the door pull changed and the door release handle was riveted and sitting inside the door versus being bolted on in 70-74. You can easily install any year panel the only issue I think you'll come across is if you try to use a 75-81 door pull as the sheet metal for the upper screw is bulged and angled for it. The 70-74 door is flat. I like the idea of using a later one piece panel if your not going for period correct.
     
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    I appreciate the info, I would need some photos to better understand the differences to see what I’m up against.
    Much appreciated
     
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    70/74 doors with 79/81 panels
    70 to 74 camaro.jpg 70 to 74 door  LH.jpg 70 to 74 door.jpg 75 to 81 RH door panel.jpg

    75/81 door/handle/panel
    75 to 81 camaro .jpg 75 to 81 door.jpg 75 to 81 panel.jpg

    My scussions are upside down, was the only way I could have it mount below 75/81 trim. Are the 75/81 handles the trick to make it right?
     
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    Sorry what are scussions?
     

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