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Brat/Hatch door swapping questions
Posted 06 April 2004 - 01:53 AM
I discovered today that the windows have NOT been swapped to brat units like previously thought. Therefore I need to use the glass (and lock cylinders too!) from the rusty doors.
So therefore I ask...
How do I swap the window glass?
How do I swap the lock tumbler (I dont have a key to the mustard doors)
Anyone done this before?
Posted 06 April 2004 - 02:18 AM
What you need to do is to remove the door panel along with the top trim. Near the top of the door there are a couple of rollers those need to go. Unbolt the glass from the regulator and slide it out. Be careful the glass is a little heavier then you would expect. I don't have much advice on aligning the new glass; it's a trial and error thing unless you've done it about 100 times.
The lock is easy. Detach the rod and pull out the clip and you are done.
If you need help just call I could head out to your place after work some night.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:13 AM
The lock is as stated above - very easy. Assuming your new doors have working handles and latches etc.
For the installation of the new door DO NOT remove the hinges from the car. If you do you may never get it aligned properly again (PITA). Remove the bolts that hold the hinges to the door itself, and bolt the new door to the old hinges with them still on the car. This method is also nice because you don't have to remove the fender this way.....
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