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Martin M
January 11, 2017, 8:41pm Report to Moderator


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Hi,
after reskinning the doors of the Herald, I have to weld them together where outer skin and inner part are coming together beneath the 1/4 light. I measured the old doors before grinding away the skin. LH door had 21 mm at the front, 26mm behind the 1/4 light and 20mm at the end. RH door had 22 mm at the front, 22mm behind the 1/4 light and 19mm at the rear.
So a bunch of figures.
Does someone have some doors where the windows are working well and could measure the distance?

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RobPearce
January 12, 2017, 8:04am Report to Moderator

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If you'd posted this last week, I could have measured Tessa's passenger door without the weather strips in place...


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1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
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1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
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Richard B
January 13, 2017, 9:27am Report to Moderator

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Given that the gap should be parallel along the door. I would discount the large discrepancy by one of the quarterlights, which is probably stretched from fitting/removing said quarterlight.


I would go for 20mm  


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Jonny-Jimbo
January 13, 2017, 9:29am Report to Moderator

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20mm on an Imperial car? Shocking!!

That's like when you measure a custom prop shaft as 33", 4mm, and a taste more.  


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67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
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Richard B
January 13, 2017, 12:04pm Report to Moderator

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Sorry sorry sorry, I meant 3/4" sorry  

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davidb5964
January 13, 2017, 1:26pm Report to Moderator

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just measured my untouched drivers door for you with no seals in:
lock end 0.682" quarter light end 0.849" hope this helps Dave
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Martin M
January 16, 2017, 7:54am Report to Moderator


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Thanks
Martin
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Jonny-Jimbo
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On the subject of door skins (I said DOOR skins!), I've got a number of doors which need a new lower skin section letting in. Where is the best place to get lower skin repair sections from these days? I know my old Herald had them done on one side of the car. Is it the usual suspects, Canleys/Fitchets/Chic etc? Anyone know if they're all the same quality etc?


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Jonny-Jimbo
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Also, does anyone know how high up the door the repair skins go? I've seen on Canley's website they also have door shell repair sections. I was thinking of cutting the bottom off the skin to see how bad the shell is, but i don't want to cut too much off the skin and then find I need a whole new skin!

I also have a NOS door that's never been fitted, but that one is being kept for a very special project  


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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midgeman
January 17, 2017, 8:54pm Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Jonny-Jimbo
On the subject of door skins (I said DOOR skins!), I've got a number of doors which need a new lower skin section letting in. Where is the best place to get lower skin repair sections from these days? I know my old Herald had them done on one side of the car. Is it the usual suspects, Canleys/Fitchets/Chic etc? Anyone know if they're all the same quality etc?


I got my repair sections from Fitchett's in Telford and found them to be good quality but that was 2012.



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Jonny-Jimbo
January 18, 2017, 10:15am Report to Moderator

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Cracking, that gives me some idea of how high up the door skin the repair sections go. Looking at that, of the 6 doors I have only three or four will be repairable without a full skin. Will probably get mine from Canleys when I get round to it as they're local to my parents... and Fitchett's say one side is £120!! Can get a whole skin for less!


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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midgeman
January 18, 2017, 10:36am Report to Moderator


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(and Fitchett's say one side is £120!! Can get a whole skin for less}

Are you saying Fitchett's have said £120.00 for the Lower Repair Panel per side ?? if I recall I paid about £20.00 per side.

With regard to the Full Door Skin I was under the impression they ALL came from Fitchett's anyway as they have the original Tooling but I may be wrong.


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Jonny-Jimbo
January 18, 2017, 10:45am Report to Moderator

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Might be an error on their website then, LH Door Skin Repair panel - £120. RH Door Skin Repair panel - £22.50... Unless they are low on stock of the LH panels and selling them of for more to cover the cost of the next production batch?


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Matt306
January 18, 2017, 9:27pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Jonny-Jimbo
Cracking, that gives me some idea of how high up the door skin the repair sections go. Looking at that, of the 6 doors I have only three or four will be repairable without a full skin. Will probably get mine from Canleys when I get round to it as they're local to my parents... and Fitchett's say one side is £120!! Can get a whole skin for less!


Thats an error, I called them about that. Apparently TSSC run the site for them. They will charge you the correct price if you call.


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Jonny-Jimbo
January 19, 2017, 9:58am Report to Moderator

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Cheers, I'll weigh up between Fitchett's +postage and getting them direct from Canleys.


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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