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Ganz
post 26th March 2018 22:33
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Before I took the 145 off the road in 2014 my driver's side door was making a clicking noise. Read up on the forum and brought another check strap. However, the problem was not the door check strap but the door!

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The part where the strap bolts on to the door had a crack in it. To such an extent that the bolt was pulled through the door. As I was going to put on the door panel I decided to repair this once and for all.

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On the lower inside of the door I made a square plate of galvansied steel. On the extrior (which you see oin the pic) I wacked on some oversize stainless steel washers.

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You can see the galvanised plate (bottom bolt) I made (buy a sheet of galvanised steel form B&Q). All working fine and door no longer swings open knocking pedestrians off the pavement.

Waited 5 years to fix this biggrin.gif

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post 27th March 2018 08:02
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good effort- never seen that failure before...

quite a tricky fix

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post 27th March 2018 16:02
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hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

done the same and what a ball ache of a job it was too

once I had started to strip the door I found the top bracket of the check strap had sheared and the bottom had ripped a section from the door metal so wasn't checking anything rant.gif

and what a pain getting the thing nto place

anyway I did the same fix so now I have a door that will stay open and after rebuilding the door lock I can open the door with the key...
I just need to get the door card back on... but that's another story angry.gif




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post 29th March 2018 21:13
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 27th March 2018 09:02) *
good effort- never seen that failure before...

quite a tricky fix


It is a tricky fix. Once I figured out the only way of slipping the door catch back into the car doh.gif it was quite easy. Still took me 3 hours. Fiddly to line up the galvanised plate I'd made up. I didn't bother with an upper plate I had made as it kept slipping down. Been nearly a week fixed.gif


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post 29th March 2018 21:19
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QUOTE(sanitary @ 27th March 2018 17:02) *
hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

done the same and what a ball ache of a job it was too

once I had started to strip the door I found the top bracket of the check strap had sheared and the bottom had ripped a section from the door metal so wasn't checking anything rant.gif

and what a pain getting the thing nto place

anyway I did the same fix so now I have a door that will stay open and after rebuilding the door lock I can open the door with the key...
I just need to get the door card back on... but that's another story angry.gif
san


Totally agree mate. What a job it was. Was trying to figure a way and not dent the door from the inside. I got my door card on this Monday after sitting in my living room for the last 5years. Took a day to clean the dust off! That was a long job too but I had some new speakers to bolt on too. 4 hour job.

You got some pics of your 145?


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I changed mine a couple of weeks ago. I agree - One of the most awkward jobs I've had to do on the car, squeezing the strap past the window runner. I hope the "new" 2nd hand one lasts.
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post 29th March 2018 21:42
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QUOTE(VROOM @ 29th March 2018 22:19) *
I changed mine a couple of weeks ago. I agree - One of the most awkward jobs I've had to do on the car, squeezing the strap past the window runner. I hope the "new" 2nd hand one lasts.


Cheers. So far so good. No hint of a click. Soooo nice to open the door and it not swing out. Sometimes it used to do this when I was driving pappap.gif


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post 30th March 2018 09:35
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 29th March 2018 22:19) *
Totally agree mate. What a job it was. Was trying to figure a way and not dent the door from the inside. I got my door card on this Monday after sitting in my living room for the last 5years. Took a day to clean the dust off! That was a long job too but I had some new speakers to bolt on too. 4 hour job.

You got some pics of your 145?





when it first arrived..

still looks much the same as most of the repairs and fixes are inside/underneath but its getting better biggrin.gif



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post 30th March 2018 20:14
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when it first arrived..

still looks much the same as most of the repairs and fixes are inside/underneath but its getting better biggrin.gif
san


Looks nice. Left hand drive - where's it originally from?
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post 30th March 2018 20:27
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QUOTE(sanitary @ 30th March 2018 10:35) *


when it first arrived..

still looks much the same as most of the repairs and fixes are inside/underneath but its getting better biggrin.gif
san


Cool. Looks like mine! It's an N reg too. I did the same with mine i.e. Spent more effort on the enigine and underneath the car. What can't be seen can't be vandalised.


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post 31st March 2018 10:19
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QUOTE(VROOM @ 30th March 2018 21:14) *
Looks nice. Left hand drive - where's it originally from?



Italy... a true Italian car biggrin.gif



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post 31st March 2018 10:21
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Nice-

A see what you mean...
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