Project 4: Door Sill Panel Mount Hole Repair
Applicable Years: C2, C3
Skill level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: rivet nut thread setter kit with inserts, drill, screwdriver
Time required: 1/2-1 hour
Parts source: The Eastwood Company
When redoing a Midyear or Shark interior, it's not uncommon to find bad sill panel mounting holes when you take the old panels off; this can be caused by rusting, the old screws not coming out and requiring drilling or just having stripped threads. Regardless of the cause, you'll have to repair the holes before you can properly install new sill panels, and inserting new thread inserts is an excellent solution. Here's how to do it.
A rivet nut thread setting kit like this one from The Eastwood Company is just the ticket
Using the correct size bit, drill a hole for the insert to go into.
Put the insert in the insertion tool using the right size collet (follow the instructions
Here's the sill of a Midyear with inserts in two of the holes. Be sure to clean up any str
And all that's left to do is install the new sill panel, securing it with screws in the ne