Here are a few photos of the trim retainers installed (didn't have a photo of the bare door but they are countersunk to a match fit of the retainer so they seat into place ,
i used counter sunk self tappers (don't know what gauge) but as long as the head fits snuggly in the retainer & not sitting too much above it ,it will be sweet .they must not be any longer than 4mm for the front screw on the rear retainers as there is a panel behind the hole.
as you are drilling the holes ,you can choose the gauge .
as you can see in the photos ,you can line the rear ones up with the seat belt anchor point on the rear quarter & mark your holes that way but…..
have you got trim tops ???
i would suggest that you have you door trim and clip it into place with the retainer sitting on top ,then mark the panel where the retainer sits ,because if you drill them first then fit the trim later .the trim top may not quite reach the retainer to sit into it ,or it may be too close that the trim sits off the panel .
I just installed them & it was difficult enough with the holes already there as the trim tops (curved section that makes up the top shape of the trim)were fibreglass.
If you are lucky enough to have a set of original metal trim tops ,your laughing...
If not ,i used aftermarket front ones from aussie muscle car parts in Moorebank NSW for $120.00 each & fibreglass rear ones (that fit really well .
hope this helps
Thanks heaps for the photos - they definitely help....
Yes, I have a set of the metal trim tops... I purchased a complete set of original, but stuffed, GTR trim cards which have the 4 metal tops still attached. I think I'll take your advise and use the stuffed cards as a guide and mount the stainless trim as per them - I just hope that when I get new door cards they don't vary in size too much.
I've managed to find the below image which gives an idea of what the holes look like - just got to figure out what to use to make the indentation and then drill the hole @ the bottom.
Currently fitting these also, can you please post a photo of the trim panel.
How does the trim panel attach to the door?
I'll take a photo and post it tomorrow for you...
Can you get these trim retainers aftermarket?? I've got the Tin tops with the holes from factory but no retainers??
No, I haven't seen them available anywhere.