Removing B and C pillars???

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Removing B and C pillars???

Post by measy27 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:27 am

How hard is it to remove the be and c pillars. I don't want to mess them up. Is there a certain way to take them off.. I want to color match them as well as color match my mirrors.
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Post by nineball » Fri May 09, 2008 9:51 am

b's are dead easy. remove the bolt at the bottom holding in the seat belt, then pry it away. nothing more to it. never removed the c's so i can't say for sure, but i am willing to bet they just pop out too.

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Post by mopardave913 » Fri May 09, 2008 10:17 am

for the c's just grab them and give them hell. Theyll come off.

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Post by kornholio788 » Fri May 09, 2008 10:22 am

I think he is talking about the exterior B and C pillars.
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Post by ThrIsNoSpork » Fri May 09, 2008 3:51 pm

kornholio788 wrote:I think he is talking about the exterior B and C pillars.
after all this is the exterior section...
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 09, 2008 5:15 pm

Then...what are the C-pillars? You mean the black trim at the back part of the rear door?

If so, there are two nuts on the backside of the trim that you get to from the inside of the door. The interior trim panel would have to come off of course.

As far as the B-pillars (the front and rear doors are both B-pillars), there are 3 screws per trim that need to be removed, and they should pull off iirc.
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Post by clancaster23 » Fri May 09, 2008 7:11 pm

Where are these three screws at for the b-pillars? I looked in the door jambs and no screws to be seem. Are they somehow inside the frame of the door?

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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 09, 2008 8:33 pm

You have to pull out the window channels (the rubber runs that the glass slides in) to see them.

Here are some pics to help you...

Pull this part down first...

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Then pull here...

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Here are the screws...

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Sorry for the bad pics...it's dark already :(
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Post by clancaster23 » Fri May 09, 2008 9:23 pm

Thanks a lot for taking the pics. I have been wanting to take mine off to paint them. Mine are pretty faded and no product seems to want to bring them back to original color so the spray is all I can think of.

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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 09, 2008 9:27 pm

I have another set in the garage that I am going to paint body color. I've seen it done and I think it looks great!
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Post by measy27 » Sat May 10, 2008 1:06 am

Danteneon you are the man. Thanx a Million....
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Post by jetas » Sat May 10, 2008 11:54 am

I did mine when i got my car painted. Makes the car look so much better and no more ugly faded black. Now that i know how to remove the piece on the back door ima do it.
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Post by measy27 » Sat May 10, 2008 8:17 pm

Damn..... How do you get the b pillar off of the rear door. The windows don't go all the way down, so I can't get to the third screw. Do I have to take the window out? There are no screws on the back of the C pillar behind trhe door trim...
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Post by measy27 » Mon May 12, 2008 9:58 pm

bump...
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Post by jetas » Mon May 12, 2008 10:52 pm

Pull away the window track thing. Pull the part a lil and stick a flat screwdeiver in the gap and pretty much just pry it off.

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The black on the right is the "pillar" the lil stud is whats holding it.

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Its 3 studs total. they look like screws but the dont screw in.
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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Tue May 13, 2008 12:57 am

Oh snap, I'm going to have to do this.
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Post by measy27 » Tue May 13, 2008 5:01 am

Yeah but what about the B Pillar on the rear door??? The one parallel to the front door..
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Post by jetas » Tue May 13, 2008 2:11 pm

il go check in a lil. and il post pics. hopefully i can get better ones
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Post by Danteneon » Tue May 13, 2008 2:16 pm

measy27 wrote:Yeah but what about the B Pillar on the rear door??? The one parallel to the front door..
Sorry I didn't see your post earlier :beatstick:

I didn't drive the Neon today. One of us will post some info for ya. It will be late by the time I get home.
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Post by clancaster23 » Wed May 14, 2008 9:44 pm

Any word on this? I haven't had time to look myself but wanted to get a definitive answer before I start taking mine off. I doubt I paint the c-pillar one but the b's need it bad but if I gotta take the window out to take the back door ones off, I'm just gonna do the front and forget the backs. Dont' want to do it like that but seems too much a hassle to do all that work just to paint them.

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Post by Danteneon » Thu May 15, 2008 11:05 am

I drove my car today. I think I know what you need to do, but let me confirm and I'll post back in about 2 hours (gotta wait for lunch :roll: )
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Post by Danteneon » Fri May 16, 2008 2:44 pm

Sorry, it took longer than I planned

Well, you can't access the lower screw on the rear like the front ones (as you found out) with out removing the window run. The FSM doesn't give any info on how to remove the rear channel, but as far as I can tell there is one screw that holds the run onto the door. You can access it by removing the rear interior trim panel. Once the run is pulled out of the way, you can get to the screw.

Hope that makes sense.
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Post by measy27 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:27 am

I got them out. I didnt have to remove the interioir trim at all. Just the run and the window moves freely back and forth. All my parts are sanded and primed. all I have to do is paint them and clear. Ill post them up as soon as theyre done..
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Post by Danteneon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:08 am

Sweet! Can't wait to see them :D
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Post by DouglasSXT » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:14 pm

Mine are faded real bad as well, hopefully I can paint them this weekend... Thanks to everyone who posted info on how to remove them. :thumbup:
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One last thing..

Post by stevegads19 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:35 pm

what do you recommend to paint them? cause my pillars are faded. bad.

I understand how to take them off thanks to all the posts, however what are you using to paint the pillars? spray paint?

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Post by measy27 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:18 pm

Im using mopar paint in a rattle can. If you prep everything properly and use the spray can cautiously, it will come out just as good as a spray gun.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:28 pm

jetas wrote:I did mine when i got my car painted. Makes the car look so much better and no more ugly faded black. Now that i know how to remove the piece on the back door ima do it.
Wait, so you are talking about spraying the rubber weather stripping part? I wonder what that would look like.
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A sneak peak..

Post by measy27 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:55 pm

A sneak peak at the color matched pillars and mirrors, also a new CF hood .... I ran out of mopar paint, so the mirrors are still primed. I had to install them because I had to get a vehicle inspection tyhe other day..
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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:54 am

I'm diggin' the pillars, and especially that 2GN.org sticker, but the white mirrors are an eyesore. Anyone have any of these stickers left lying around? I need a couple white ones...

Wait nevermind I found them.
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