Door stays

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Door stays

Postby Molly123 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:32 am

I need to replace the rear door stays on my traveller. Not having any luck . Have tried the obvious places, Charles Ware, ESM etc. but no joy. Hoping someone on the site might be able to help.
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Re: Door stays

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Re: Door stays

Postby Molly123 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:42 pm

Thanks Phil
I spent a long time on eBay ,and although they have hundreds of parts advertised, no door stays I’m afraid.
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Re: Door stays

Postby simmitc » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:46 pm

Exactly what are you after, then? The links that Phil provided take you straight to door stays :-?

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Re: Door stays

Postby Molly123 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:30 pm

Oh sorry, I didn’t realise that. I thought it was a link to eBay parts generally.
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Re: Door stays

Postby Molly123 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 pm

Great. Thanks again Phil and simmitc. Just bought a left hand stay, which is the one that is faulty on my traveller. :D
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Re: Door stays

Postby pgp001 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:42 pm

Those door stays are pretty useless at holding the doors open anyway.

I modified mine so they lock positively and the latch has to be released manually before pushing the door shut.
That entailed swapping them over left to right, changing the domed plunger for a cap head screw, and adding a brass knob to lift it with.

Works a treat now. :D

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Re: Door stays

Postby simmitc » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:12 pm

It's also possible to just file a little notch in the underside of the stay so that you have to lift the stay in order to close it. Either way, it can be a right pain when trying to close the door with just one hand. Usually, just fitting a new and therefore stronger spring to the plunger will ensure perfect operation with minimum effort, and unlike filing, is not a permanent change from the original.

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Re: Door stays

Postby pgp001 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:26 pm

When I was modifying mine a couple of years ago, I seem to remember reading about someone who had gone the whole hog and fitted a pair of modern gas struts.
Again it all depends on how much you value originality over functionality I suppose.

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Re: Door stays

Postby Molly123 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:04 pm

Thanks for the advise. I’m shortly going to replace the internal waist rails , so will then decide what to do with the stays.
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