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April 15th, 2018, 12:46 PM   #1  
removing black door panels on side/rear cargo doors

i would like to insulate the inside of the doors on my 2017 cargo , i have the black plastic panels stock from gm
it looks like these are pop riveted on and have to be drilled out? is this right?

is everyone pop riveting them back on or is there a better way?

thanks for any insight

 
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April 15th, 2018, 1:53 PM   #2  
I don't know, as I have the passenger version, but having replaced a couple power window motors in my old Astro, I know GM likes pop rivets. I also don't know of an easier or better way to fasten them back, either. But that's easy for me to say, having inherited a nice pop rivet kit my Father-In-Law put together.

 
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April 15th, 2018, 7:40 PM   #3  
lol, will stop by chevy tomorrow and see about getting some replacements for when i pull these

think i have a rivet gun somewhere...

 
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April 15th, 2018, 7:43 PM   #4  
DID some one say POP Rivet Gun.. lol

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April 15th, 2018, 7:46 PM   #5  
ok so take a look at this pic and tell me if your door panels
look like this..... I know you dont see much . but you get the
idea... if they look like this.. then NO you dont have to use
Pop Rivet Gun... they actually With force snap off the door.

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April 15th, 2018, 7:48 PM   #6  
Now.... Ask me how I know this... lol
I actually did drill out one of those darn Pop Rivets
just to find out that it pops off the door its self.... lol
OH.. does any one need door panel >???? lol

 
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April 15th, 2018, 8:28 PM   #7  
holy cow is that a pop rivet gun? like air gun or something
mine does not look like that lol


teamuir that is awesome, would be so happy if they pull off
90% sure mine look like that
but am going to post a picture in a minute

 
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April 15th, 2018, 8:29 PM   #8  


 
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April 15th, 2018, 8:35 PM   #9  
if you want easier access in the future, for replacing speakers for example, then you might be able to use threaded inserts + screws. You can usually find inexpensive tools to do it at a Harbour Freight or similar store. Plastic rivets could be an inexpensive option too.

 
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April 15th, 2018, 8:36 PM   #10  
well i cannot get the photos to load...
will do more research, not sure why it is not working

 
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