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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:47 am 
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Great!

We even get how to do it on stealing cars while in Aus now :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

PS. Probably works for Italy & South Africa too !

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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:56 am 
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whilst building these doors up, its evident that they where not built to the same quality of early mk1 doors, ie the piece that the chrome window slider sits on is raised at the rear, which made the gap uneven when fitted , this was easy to sort by taping it down with out damaging the paint that matters, also the lack of spot welds round the lock mechinism.
if it wasnt for my mental condition :roll: I would have been better to have fitted good s/h ones.
I suppose they where still making these doors for the vans long after the jigs & skills were way past there best. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:02 am 
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Of course there's no key for the passenger side so is understandable why an extra lock would be a good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:07 am 
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Pete wrote:
Of course there's no key for the passenger side so is understandable why an extra lock would be a good idea.


it would take a very specific padlock as the one I fitted for the image didnt stop it opening.

surely they where having a laugh in the design department if it was meant for a padlock :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 am 
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I don't believe the padlock theory either, the hole is far to close to the pivot point of the handle & will as Nick says not stop the lock operating normally.

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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:07 pm 
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It was a cost cutting excecise. They were selling the punched out bits as scrap.


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Can't beat a padlock on the door... :? :D I have one one my Land Rover 'cos the lock is paggered, handle gets caught on the lock and wont open...waste of time though as it's got a (very rotten) canvas top so it'll not keep anyone out anyhow but I guess it stops the have a go type from having a quick grab at owt lying around inside the cab as they go past!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:09 pm 
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When you think how many big companies were using Mini vans in the 60s and 70s Xerox, the AA, the Post Office, etc etc that passenger door was really a weak point!


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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Time bandit, I'd love to see some more pics of your Landy. It looks fantastic!

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 Post subject: Re: mk1 door
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:32 pm 
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My 68 MK2 had a new near side door fitted about 5 years before I bought it.
I've just checked and the door has the hole present.

Edit. Found the receipt for the work and the door cost £164.00 + vat dated june 1991.


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