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Expect more of these questions about redoing my interior on the 1950 Meadowbrook as pretty much the entire interior--panels, headliner, seat upholstery--was just gone.

 

Today I'm making up the kick panel templates and notice two things: one, that there are some really big metal teeth (bigger and different than the comb teeth for the headliner) and, two, all all the pictures I see of installed kick panels show screws as installed.

 

So, are the teeth to hold the windlace in place?  And then put the kick panel in place and screw it on? I'm probably over-thinking this, but just want to get it right.

thanks, gang.

 

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I don't know how the kick panels were originally attached but the carpet panels in my P15 that were installed in the '80's are secured with drywall screws tapped into the substructure. I've had the panels off a few times and the screws work just fine. The heads of the screws bury into the carpet and aren't readily visible.

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Teeth are to secure the windlace. The panel was secured by fasteners pushed in to the round holes

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34 minutes ago, LazyK said:

Teeth are to secure the windlace. The panel was secured by fasteners pushed in to the round holes

That's what I have been assuming (like the door cards), but I've seen quite a few pictures of other people's cars where there are screws visible on the kicker panels.

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on my 39 desoto I have screws that have a metal indented washer inwhich the base of the head of the scew is recessed into to prevent the tearing into the cardboard panel.

 

Rich Hartung

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