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Old 02-04-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

I have recently bought a set of silverado panels from USA1 with a bunch o other things. I have seen these being talked about but nobody actually has a set. They have switched manufacturing style to make these panels thicker and these are the latest. Manufacured in January for me.

Usa1 door panels are pretty sharp for 81-87. They are much thicker than the 79 panels I have used. Only notable issues that I dont see mentioned elsewhere are that upgrading to the silverado panels you get the pull strap. However if you don't have a silverado door you don't have the bracket for the pull strap. The strap is firm but it needs to be anchored to the door shell itself to be really used. The door wiper seal is stapled on for whatever reason. The carpet is secured by velcro and the handle bucket. Skeptical at first but I wont try and pull it off and it wont bother me. The arm rest is not soft like oem. It's a brick with 1/4" pad on top. Lastly the texture is much more coarse than oem. Negligible honestly, but why not get it closer to original if they are going to be marketed as restoration parts.


They are good thick plastic panels and pretty firm when you knock on em. Fit is really good overall. Holes lined up with the screw holes very well. Pull strap cover pieces have a little bit extra material on the clip that I had to trim. They wouldn't seat all the way. One second and it was fixed. No big deal. The color is nice and they are black panels that are sprayed. Scratch resistance is pretty good.

Price is up there but they do deserve some credit. Probably the best I have ever seen and installed next to original GM.

I asked about crew and burb rear panels to match and they are working on it and I think they said mid year release. Maybe.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

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Old 02-04-2018, 09:38 AM   #3
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

Thanks for that info, I had asked about their products in another post. I'm thinking about ordering blue ones. They do look really good.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

wow, those look really nice. Always good to know info here, thanks a lot for sharing
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:28 PM   #6
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

Those look pretty good, but you are right, the price is up there.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:56 PM   #7
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

Looks better than that LMC garbage. Worth the price!
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Looks better than that LMC garbage. Worth the price!
So mines "garbage"?
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:17 PM   #9
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

Hm. I just noticed these panels don't have the fastener located by the armrest. Wonder why not.
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So mines "garbage"?
If that's garbage, consider me the dumpster! I'll send you my address to dispose of them, properly of course!
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If that's garbage, consider me the dumpster! I'll send you my address to dispose of them, properly of course!
Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll hold onto my garbage for a bit longer
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

Well I'm going to take the plunge and try the Charcoal door panels from USA1 Industries. I will probably just drive down there and pick everything up, ordering quite a few things, so that will save the shipping costs.
I would rather see this stuff in person too, although the pics look pretty good.
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

I finally received my complete dash, foams, seat covers and everything else for my crew. Ordering the front door panels in blue next week. Glad to see a true review on these. I also inquired about the rear door panels. Randy told me it was just in the development phase and would probably be over a year before it was released. That sucks. I found a super nice original out of Canada i'll use till then.
Thanks again for the review!!
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:33 PM   #14
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Re: USA1 door panels 81-87 blue

I just called them also and he was saying he gets that question every single day.
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