Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

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Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

Post  bobafet1 on Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:41 pm

Which doors can be used to replace the ones from a 69 Elf? I just had my Elf sandblasted and it appears that the R/H door is just far too gone.

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Re: Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

Post  Red Riley on Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:50 pm

Don't trash it. To my knowledge, standard Mini doors don't fit. hinges, latches, everything is unique to the Elf/Hornet. What's the major problem areas? If the frame is mostly intact, you can re-skin it.

This place does the whole job. http://www.minidoor.co.uk/prices.html
Shipping might be high, but maybe worth it in the long run.

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Re: Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

Post  boris710 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:08 pm

Red Riley wrote:Don't trash it. To my knowledge, standard Mini doors don't fit. hinges, latches, everything is unique to the Elf/Hornet. What's the major problem areas? If the frame is mostly intact, you can re-skin it.

This place does the whole job. http://www.minidoor.co.uk/prices.html
Shipping might be high, but maybe worth it in the long run.

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I didnt realise they were all that different from 'standard' Classic Mini wind up window doors, but I can see your point. Neutral

If you dont want to 'ship' your doors 'across the pond' then there are door repair sections available from Classic Mini body panel companies to repair the door frame itself or quite rightly as RR says, you can always get new door 'skins'. With all thats available as far as repairing doors you should never have any door thats "too far gone"

Let me know if you need the links to 'Panel' shops over here and I'll see what I can find out. Good luck.

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Re: Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:07 pm

The locking mechanisms between the Elf/Hornet Mk3 are very different to other internal hinge Minis. Consequently, the body is different too, especially by the B-pillar. As has been mentioned, reskinning might be easiest.
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Re: Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

Post  bobafet1 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:08 am

Ok, so then are the skins specific to the Elf as well?

Yes, any info on vendors in the U.S.A would be appreciated.


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Re: Which Doors interchange on an Elf?

Post  Red Riley on Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:41 pm

Door skins should be interchangeable with MKIII Minis, since you have to pretty much custom fit them when you put them on. I think the door handle opening is in the right place, but you might have to fettle the openings a bit.

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