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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, eldorado interior panels in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; The foam backing deteriorates, and the headliner material sags. You'll have to replace the material. If you try and glue ...
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    The foam backing deteriorates, and the headliner material sags. You'll have to replace the material. If you try and glue it, the glue will bleed through, and/or it will be lumpy and ugly.

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Ok, off the upholstery shop it'll go then, once i get my CVRSS shocks/struts replaced

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    Re: eldorado interior panels

    Saw you guys posting about Your Eldog's Door clips breaking, yeah, been there a few times. Had to replace the front Bose speakers, so pulled the trim panel off and found half the clips broken, and just couldnt figure out why the Hell they just didnt screw them in in a few spots, and a couple big bolts at the door handle You grab to pull door shut. ???? KISS, Keep it Simple Stupid, Right? Well then had the window actuator need to be replaced, and the door guy said that he couldnt really get the door panel back on right as the clips were broken, said Yeah, I know, let me get Medievel on it. Saw a post about the L-brackets, so got a few packs of small 1" Stanley brackets from Hardware, a few tubes of epoxy, and some window screen mat, and fiberglass mat, and thought I had it fixed. Did both doors, and the passenger side is still tight, but it doesnt get used much, but after about 3 years, the drivers door started to come loose, and when I took it off, it wasnt so much the repair, but the plastic door panel around the repairs that had cracked out. The whole area around the door handle was shattered, and at a couple of the L brackets at the top edge, had broken away. So, went and got more screen, fibreglass mat, a quart of resin, and a 12"X12" piece of thin metal from hardware store. Did my fibreglass job on broken parts, rebuilt around the door handle with screen, mat and some 1/8" steel rod which I had around, so end of that worry. Ohh, forgot to mention, old man was engineer, so when 3 bolts are fine, I use 5 just in case, Never heard the word OverKill !!!! Anywho. Cleaned the large flat area inside trailing top edge of door panel with thinner cut a 4" by maybe 8" piece of metal, probably 16 gauge I would say, and had bent an L in it to butt up against rear edge maybe 1" high. I epoxied it to the inside really good, and then cut another piece similar size and riveted it to the inside part of door under where the panel was, so when it all went back together, I simple took 2 small self tapping sheetmetal screws and drilled through the back edge of door panel to attach it solidly to the metal itself, put a coat of the red touchup paint on bolt heads, and while you see it, with door closed, you dont, and its solid as a rock, and should I need to get back in, pop the screws out, and pull the panel off like factory. Now I am dealing with a trunk leak somewhere, and think I have pinned it down to coming in under weatherstrip at trunk lid on drivers side, so have removed weatherstrip, and RTVing it back in place. Hope that gets rid of it, anyone else suggestions. Whats funny is that it also getting in back drivers seat area. At 1st it was flooding both front and rear, and cleaned and modified sunroof drains, so the front area is dry, and dont think its around the back as there is no trace of water anywhere around where rear drains exit trunk, but have gotten water under back seat, and near where the plastic runner is for wiring harness that runs up door sill/under rear seat, but no sign of water IN plastic runner, just around the sealer blobbed up near where rear seat area transitions down to rear floor board, and lowest part of metal of drivers side rear seat. ? If the RTV doesnt work, got a part# to GMDirect for new weathertip though mine looks fine, not dried up, or any noticeable slpits. Thinking it might be compressed downover the years, and possible water getting up over it depending on how I park, and then draining into trunk area.? Thanks Douglas and Red Rocket

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