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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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Safari trim package repair

have a 95 yj Sahara. It's mostly all stock. My problem is with the door panels on the half steel doors. They have these pouches on both driver and passenger side that has like a bar top of it. On both the driver and passenger side the end near the door latch is bent from being caught on the seatbelt over and over again. I have tried finding replacement door panels but I can't find any with the pouches. I like the pouches so I don't want to get rid of them. How can I fix this so that they stay put and don't catch on the seatbelt all the time? Or is this a lost cause and I should just give it up and get rid of the pouches? Does anyone know where I would be able to find a Safari door panel that has the pouches? I tried looking through the forums to see if this had been addressed before but there's a lot of threads in this forum. The pouch on the back of the passenger side seat is also torn I think I just need to repair that one. Unless somebody knows of a way to replace that one as well.

Thanks for any information or help anybody has.

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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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You could try daveysjeeps.com to see if they have replacement interior door panels.

If it were me, I would remove the interior door panel, then try a combination of some type of glue/adhesive and some pop rivets through the inside of the pocket. maybe even cut a thin metal plate and put on the inside to put the rivets through.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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You could also get an estimate from auto upholstery shop on what it would cost to replace the bar and fix the mounting.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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Thank you both for the suggestions. I had not thought about auto upholstery since I guess I just default to DIY. Lol. I will have to look at all of these options.
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