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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez I haven't looked yet but I think you can find them at gmpartsdirect.com it's worth a ...





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Old 03-31-2011, 08:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
I haven't looked yet but I think you can find them at gmpartsdirect.com it's worth a shot at least.

dietz4ibanez: Many thanks for the tip, I was able to find them there. Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by amznblu View Post
dietz4ibanez: Many thanks for the tip, I was able to find them there. Thanks again!
Normally its a lot cheaper than the dealer too.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Normally its a lot cheaper than the dealer too.
Forty-percent cheaper, if I can believe the noted markdown :c)
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
I will see what I can find out but this was something that I opted out of for my Nox.
I hate to take advantage of your helpfulness, Brian, but did you happen to come across any info about how to remove the existing "graphite" roof rail inserts?
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Duane - I ordered mine from gmpartsgiant.com, but I found them for less $ on gmpartsdirect.com.

parts #20831893, 20831894
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Originally Posted by amznblu View Post
I hate to take advantage of your helpfulness, Brian, but did you happen to come across any info about how to remove the existing "graphite" roof rail inserts?
I am still working on that!

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I wanted to chat with my brother since he works for Hendrick Collision since they are taught the tricks so that things don't break.

From what I know about the assembly there are 4 bolts that are welded to the roof or from within. I am assuming if you remove the cover to the back of the rails facing inside you will find access to them with the removal of the inserts.

Hope this gets you a little closer.
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OK.


I found a couple different ways to install this product. Ebay sells a cheesy peel and stick Chrome product for a ton of MONEY! I doubt this is what you are getting from GmPartsDirect or where ever purchased.

There are 6 retaining clips that holds that entire side panel in place, firmly. I would suggest using a panel puller made for not damaging surfaces that are visible...
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Its not much but I hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by CKeshen View Post
Duane - I ordered mine from gmpartsgiant.com, but I found them for less $ on gmpartsdirect.com.

parts #20831893, 20831894
Thanks for the suggestion, Cary! I also found them on gmpartscenter.net -- the inserts themselves are a bit more expensive, but shipping is free, which made the total transaction about $10 cheaper.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
OK.


I found a couple different ways to install this product. Ebay sells a cheesy peel and stick Chrome product for a ton of MONEY! I doubt this is what you are getting from GmPartsDirect or where ever purchased.

There are 6 retaining clips that holds that entire side panel in place, firmly. I would suggest using a panel puller made for not damaging surfaces that are visible...
Thanks for all the research, Brian. Seeing the replacement panels themselves should also give me an idea of how the factory pieces are attached. Between that and the info you've provided, I should be good to go. Thanks again!
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You know we are going to bother you until its completed and for a build thread. Right?
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
You know we are going to bother you until its completed and for a build thread. Right?
You bet, I'll also take some "in process" photos so folks know what to look for.
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Awesome. That extremely extremely helpful. I am thinking about making the switch too.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
I am thinking about making the switch too.
would look good on the blue nox
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Yeah as soon as my money ripens I might go for that.
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