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Re: Kick Panel, quick question

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Subject: Re: Kick Panel, quick question
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 22:08:24 -0800
Hmm, I can't answer your question off the top of my head... the
vinyl-covered panel is held on by trim screws, but what's behind it I don't
know. I would expect an inner unibody panel with some access holes, not a
bolt-in panel. Couldn't find anything on it it in the manual, which tends to
confirm my suspicion...

...but that reminded me -- my 66 B already has door switches, which
surprised me -- AFAIK the roadster didn't have any courtesy lights, so why
the switches? They are very tidy and original looking, although they were
oversprayed at one point, which might hide some telltale details. They don't
seem to be hooked up to anything, at any rate.

Thinking about your problem, what kind of door switches would make you bolt
them on from the back? That seems to call for a pretty unlikely amount of
access on any vehicle. I suppose if all else fails you could mount them IN
the doors -- it would work the same way, with some additional wire routing.

[Frankly, I think car alarms are a waste of time, and an unnecessary
intrusion on the neighbors. But you would have a better sense of what kind
of neighborhood you live in, so...]

on 2/5/02 8:43 PM, Wil Boucher at wrote:

> I was going to install my alarm today but got stumped and didn't want to
> go too far before getting some info...
> I want to put Door Switches in the A posts.
> In order to do that I need to drill holes in the A post and then slide
> in the switches, then I will need to access the rear of the switch to
> put a nut on and apply wiring.
> The question is; 'How do the Kick panels come out?'
> I looked in the books I have and saw nothing.
> Are then welded in place or just bolted?
> I have the map pocket and vinyl cover out of the way, but wanted to ask
> before going blindly forward.
> Thanks 
> Wil


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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