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Old 06-24-2019, 08:05 PM   #1
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Couple of questions for a rookie. I've never attempted to do much on a car except a few minor mechanical things. I bought a 1997 2 door Tahoe and I want to fix it up. It needs new carpet. While I do that I thought about lining the car with dynamat. Is it worth the cost, or is there an off brand that is just about as good for less money? Also, where is the best place to buy new and used parts? Finally, I removed a door panel to try to get the auto lock fixed and the push pins all broke. See attached pic. Where do I find these type of parts?

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Old 06-24-2019, 08:19 PM   #2
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Local auto parts.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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That Christmas tree pin you can get at an auto parts store. Best place I’ve found for parts is ROCKAUTO. Search coupon codes and you can get 5% off usually covers shipping.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:46 PM   #4
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I use ROCKAUTO to search on the parts. That then gives me the title / name of what the heck I am looking for. Then I can BING or GOOGLE to find the best price. Like KBM said, ROCKAUTO is good, and usually the lowest price when you consider shipping costs and time to yours hand. KJ
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:56 PM   #5
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Lowe’s actually has some specialty fasteners like that
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:11 PM   #6
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Oreilly, auto zone advance auto, Napa carry them
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #7
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www.gmpartsdirect.com is a good source. Also Amazon has stuff like those fasteners and insulation mats. I think the insulating mats are good to have for noise reduction, especially with an aggressive tire. If the carpet is coming out anyway I'd do it, and go as far up the firewall as you can.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:21 AM   #8
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Agreed on the Dynamat or sound deadener. Its a lot of work, but worth it, I think.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:42 PM   #9
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https://www.amazon.com/Diking-Retain...-2-spons&psc=1

I usually get them off of amazon. The puller tool is worth it alone.
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:04 PM   #10
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I have a 96 k1500 and rockauto.com has had parts I couldn’t find or cheaper than I could find at local auto parts store. Also those door panel pins can be bought cheap on amazon.


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