So I've gotten to the point where I can install the door panels. I've gotten the tab to extend the door release completed so I need to get the door panel clips to line up. I got the plastic "cup" that the door latch release lined up, but it just lays there with nothing really holding it in place except a couple tabs and a couple pins. I was looking at the "1973 Mustang Part and Body Illustrations" page for the door panel, and it showed a bracket, 22664, that attaches to the underside of the pull handle, and then follows the backside of the door panel downward, and then bends back to secure the top of the "cup". I don't have that piece.
I'm really anxious to get this project completed, and I have some scraps of 14 gauge steel around, so fabrication is in order. I started with CAD, and made my cardboard template.
It was traced onto the sheet steel and then cut out with the angle grinder.
I had to do a little fitting, but got it sized and bent to match the cardboard template pretty well.
I got the holes drilled to tie it to the door pull handle, and then matched it to the hole on the top of the "cup" and got it drilled as well. I like using nutserts so that I can use a machine screw, and that is the routeI took to attach the cup to the fabricated bracket.
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Each door panel was slightly different and I had to redo the template on each side. With both sides completed, the panels are finally ready for installation. I do have to determine where the screw that fastens the "cup" to the metal door frame goes, and I'll add a nutsert at that point on both sides. At that point, the doors will be completed, and the interior will be done.
One more step to getting the Rickster on the road. Slowly, but surely.