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Post  discoman41 on Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:01 pm

I am trying to source some new doors for my mk3 and also need a new boot lock where the barrel isn't actually shot to bits! ie it locks!

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Re: Mk3 Doors & Boot Lock

Post  TONYELF on Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:33 pm

I have a boot lock with Key See below link. (It is only the chrome bit with hook and key,not the actual lock itself.)

http://elf-hornet.4forum.biz/sales-f4/boot-lock-for-sale-t81.htm

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Post  DyNoRod on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:23 am

Hi,

I had this company supply me with new doors http://www.minidoor.co.uk/ - I say new but they were restored. He will do your own, or if your lucky he may have a couple ready to be done - 1st class job!
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Post  asahartz on Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:38 pm

It will most likely be a case of restoring your existing doors, as they are significantly different to Mini doors. Even the hinges are different. Elf doors are simply unobtainable. If yours are beyond repair, then look for some restorable used ones.

I think basically the Elf & Hornet MkIII doors were the prototype for the wind-up windows used in all later Minis - but they changed the design in light of experience!
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Post  DyNoRod on Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:51 pm

The prices page of the Mini Door company website suggests they have some of these to buy outright, already restored at £148 for internal hinges and they can redo your own for external at £200 per door!
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Post  discoman41 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:22 pm

DyNoRod wrote:The prices page of the Mini Door company website suggests they have some of these to buy outright, already restored at £148 for internal hinges and they can redo your own for external at £200 per door!

I think I'm going down the repair route!

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Post  Biggles on Mon May 04, 2009 12:31 pm

asahartz wrote:I think basically the Elf & Hornet MkIII doors were the prototype for the wind-up windows used in all later Minis

thought 1 - Prototype no - coachbuilt yes Very Happy our (ok... your, mine is B@stArd with a capital B Twisted Evil ) little cars are the most affordable version of the coachbuilders art thats why we have two id plates the BMC one and the Fishlow one.

thought 2 - we were 1st...when BL built the Mk3 Mini and Clubman in '69 they robbed the existing Elf/Hornet MkIII parts bin for external handles which they used 'til 1971 when they introduced the ones that went on 'til the end.
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Re: Mk3 Doors & Boot Lock

Post  TONYELF on Tue May 05, 2009 12:47 am

I had my MK2 doors skinned by a fellow miniaddict with standard mini skins. cost me £180 for pair including the skins and undercoat. N/S was a swine to fit (think the Elf may have had a minor shunt with previous owner) Only had about 4mm to spare!
Repair is the way to go,at least you know they will fit! Very Happy

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