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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:56 am 
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whilst adjusting the mk1 doors , I was struggling to get the them flush at the rear. not tight on the seals, just not enough adjustment. although it only needed less than 1mm, theirs is no way to file the striker mounting holes, or the striker.
so I went to look for a less worn striker in my parts boxes.
the one I found is 2mm deeper, so it looks like they had a choice on the production line when building the doors up :roll:
this one alowed the door to be adjusted fully flush :)


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:02 am 
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Now that is very interesting!

Door fit was obviously an issue even back then.

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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:33 pm 
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Back on topic maybe this...

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPO-Mini-Van-remote-door-lock-Austin-Morris-/263179340014


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:23 am 
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I think that you have got the answer to the extra oval slot there! It's a shame that the GPO vans didn't have a special locking mech for the wheels! When the GPO at Newbury (just off the) Market Square HQ got and proudly displayed 10 brand new shiny red minivans to the local Newbury Weekly News in the mid 70's, they turned up the next morning to find two of them on bricks - with the wheels missing


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:31 pm 
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in the interest of learning things, I have made a 'forum purchase'..... 8-)

1 x GPO door lock


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I think this puts to bed what the oval hole is for!

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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Thanks for taking one for the team Rich. Another mystery solved for good.

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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Bingo!


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:11 pm 
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So my GPO van theory was right. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Told you so told you so told you so told you so told you so..... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:12 pm 
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Just got to build a post office van to go around it now!


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:22 pm 
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Pete wrote:
So my GPO van theory was right. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Told you so told you so told you so told you so told you so..... :lol:


its just going to be something else to spot on the 'exceptionally restored' cars that appear on ebay and the like

'upside down door cards'

'GPO doors'

:lol:

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