Full width traveller rear door

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Full width traveller rear door

Postby tysonn » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:45 am

JDA 28K just been advertised in the for sale section has a full width rear door.Neverr
seen this before.
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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby busguy » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:11 am

Interesting modification.
It must put a fair bit of extra stress on the hinge mounting pillar compared to a single door, and if the wind caught it when open, it might give you a hefty clout and send you into the front seats!

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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:15 pm

Can't see an advantage myself - and as above - some considerable disadvantages !
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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby simmitc » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:25 pm

The advantage is a full width rear screen which improves visibility, allows simple fitting of a stick on heater, and also allows for the installation of a wide sweep rear wiper (not seen on the car in question). It's a mod that I looked at, but my plan was two half doors at the bottom, hinged conventionally, and a single top piece that hinged upwards like a hatchback. I never proceeded as I could not find suitable hinges/mounting. I agree that the whole door on two standard hinges is likely to lead to distortion.

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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby AnnaLydon » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:14 pm

To clarify the main reasoning behind the door - my father worked for Guide Dogs, and used the car to transport the dogs to and from various locations and found this door to be the best and most workable option for him over the 13 years he used it. The moggy was/is a working one and the design was purely for practical reasons and suited his purpose, and was carried out and I believe designed by Charles Wares.

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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby mike.perry » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:14 pm

I believe that I have seen this Traveller at a rally near Farnham some years ago
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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby IaininTenbury » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:35 am

Back doors are pretty light. I wouldn't hesitate hanging a double sized door on a piece of ash the size of the rear pillar. Should be well up to it assuming its sound.
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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby whyperion » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:23 pm

Didn't the Minx based Hillman Husky (And Commer Cob Van?) have one piece side hinged doors ? - Though they had metal pillars, there might be some Minor vans with one piece doors too - The Dutch built version I think had those as an option.

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Re: Full width traveller rear door

Postby AnnaLydon » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:31 pm

mike.perry wrote:I believe that I have seen this Traveller at a rally near Farnham some years ago
I'm more than sure you did! It was a frequent flyer at a lot of the rallies in the South until a year or two ago.


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