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post #107 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
Paul L
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Doors - Part 1:
One of the main reasons for picking the new Cordite kit, over the old Spyder one, was the doors.
So the fact they turned out to be complete junk, and almost impossible, to use was a real kick in the teeth.
Even forgetting the fact that the two doors were different sizes, their build quality was beyond poor.

However, my intention with this build has been to build the best car I can from the cards I was dealt.
So here is some background on how I got to my final decision about what to do with them...

They were supplied looking like this.

But on closer inspection, the two piece construction was splitting apart all over the place.

When I was finally brave enough to test their strength, they came apart with ease.

In addition, the doors were not what you could call a good fit to the body shell.

Originally, I was planning to use use some external door hinges from a classic Mini, as seen here on a similar kit.

But other builders had build their own internal hinges and these looked like a better solution.

Note: This build is in Holland, which is why the steering is on the "wrong" side.


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