Fitting new door cards

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Fitting new door cards

Postby moggiethouable » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm

Evening all.
I am going to fit a pair of duo tone door cards to my 2 door.
Any hints tips Dos or don'ts ?
Thanks.
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Re: Fitting new door cards

Postby SteveClem » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:48 pm

I’d seal the backs with diluted PVA , to resist damp. Unless the car is kept inside and warm.

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Re: Fitting new door cards

Postby mogbob » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm

Take the opportunity to inspect the door " internals " clean up as necessary and re-grease / oil as required.

Make sure the drain holes are clear.Replace any missing door clips or ones that are too far gone with rust to salvage. After lining up the clips on the new cards , pinch a bit of Vaseline between finger and thumb and wipe on the "v" part of each clip. It will help ease the clips in , to settle the card in it's final position. If you do it "dry " there is sometimes a tendency for the clips to grab / distort the card.Put new polythene sheet over the access holes and gaffa tape them in position.
School boy error.... don't forget to put the window winder and door opening springs on their respective shafts before putting the new door card on.
I , of course , have never done this.... ahem , well maybe once.Silly boy!
Also put a bucket or old washing up bowl beneath the handles when putting the retaining pins in. It will hopefully drop straight in the bucket and save hours of searching.
Hope it goes smoothly.
Bob

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Re: Fitting new door cards

Postby moggiethouable » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:14 pm

Many thanks fellas.
Wish me luck.
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