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Hi,

I was up in Thurso for a surfing trip last weekend. It was blowing an absolute gale. I made the mistake of opening my car door - with 2 hands on the handle - but I was still rather swiftly shot out of the van.

Unfortunately the bracket that stops the door from swinging through 90° was snapped and the door looks like its dropped about 10mm. To be honest I will give most fix up jobs a shot but it usually takes me a couple of cracks!

So what I need to know is


1/ Where can I get a replacement bracket from?

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2/ How do I replace the bracket?

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3/ Is it possible that I could bend or otherwise straighten my door back to the correct position?

Thanks very much!
 

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Check strap.

Brilliant. Im going to order one.

The door just seems slightly out of alignment - it makes a slight movement when I close it. I have taken photos of the hinges as they have come away from the body of the van slightly. The door has only dropped slightly maybes 2mm. The door still closes okay but you can just tell that its not quite right.

If I remove the door trim will that allow me to replace the check strap? I have managed to get the first bit off but will have to look at the broken bit inside the door once i have the appropriate part.

Check my my space Im Mark Yeadon I just set it up to try to get photos on here but cant work it out. I can email you photos if you would be prepared to look at them.

Thanks very much for you r comments.

Mark
 

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Jeff the legend

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for such a quick and thorough response. I'm sure I will be scratching my head with my head torch on in the driveway throughout this week getting it fixed.

I will let you know how I get on.

Thanks again

Mark
 

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Door dropped again. Put car jack under it and just cranked it up. Has straightened it out. I found the best way to do it is whilst the door is nearly closed, was a wee bit sketchy and thought it might tip over but door is well straight now.
 
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