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T3 door shell pics

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Barry, May 6, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    has someone got some pics of a T3 front door without the interior trim panel on.

    I have a few jobs to do and want to get my head around it first before I go pulling the trim panel off

    Thanks
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant.

    It’s quite solid.
    Not like a beetle.

    Can you get sound deadner in there?
     
  4. cbus

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    Probably patches.
    Enough to do some good.
     
  5. Luckyphil

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    You will be surprised how little you need to put in to give it that nice CaravelleGL thud when closing.
     
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    Yeah sound deading is a bit of a PITA to put in those doors unless you take the windows and mechs out. In small pieces is about your best bet
     
  7. Barry

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    Thanks guys............................so next question

    I got some JK storage pockets and they mount from the top

    Now that I have my head around whats there, has anyone mounted these before?
    Ideally I would want a small nut and bolt with washer so it doesnt pull out - but with the tin there is there enough room?

    Ir do you just put a small "self tapper" into the door trim?

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  8. Grantus

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    You can squeeze some bits in, and I only did the flat panels, as the folds don’t tend to drum.....

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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    and did that make a difference?
     
  10. Luckyphil

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    I did the same as Grant & yes makes a difference
     
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  11. Grantus

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    Every bit helps... ;)

    And BTW, the only pic I could find, was of the Go Westy keyless remote locking solenoid install. But it does show some of the dynamat.
     
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  12. Barry

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    So with the door pocket does anyone think there would be an issue with a short screw/self tapper that actually bit into the door steel?
    It would give the pocket more strength. Obviously you would need to remove the pocket before you could remove the trim.
    But compared to just mounting to the trim, if “others” closed the door by pulling the pocket, it would stress the trim.
     
  13. Luckyphil

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    Should be ok as long as the screws dont interfere with any of the door mechanics
     
  14. Grantus

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    Pic of your current door panel now required.....

    Only coz I can’t imagine anybody, even “others”, using the door pocket to close the door, assuming the internal handle is in place, (and exists in your interior).
     
  15. nils

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    The door handles and armrests all screw though the trim into the door skin. I dont think this would be any different.

    Not sure if it's been mentioned, on the passenger side make sure the glovebox can open with the new holder installed.
     
  16. Barry

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    True. ........but they have a plastic mounting block there.

    Was more hoping that there was a “female” in the holder that you screwed into from the inside. Strengthened by a washer.

    Guess my thinking is it is a decent self tapper required to cut into the steel.
    But it can only be like a 3mm shaft?
    Or a very short nut and bolt and drill an over sized clearance hole into the door skin.

    @Grantus picture attached.
    Again, my thoughts being that if it is only mounted by small screws into the fibre door skin from cabin side then there is bugger all strength there and would only take one “tug” to pull it off
     
  17. nils

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    Guess you could always buy some matching grommets and install them the same as the factory did ?
     
  18. Barry

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    Well - ended up mounting the storage pockets today.

    Used a nut, bolt and washers and fixing it to the door skin, with a clearance hole in the door

    Was going to put some next pockets on but they layout didntt work for me

    Probably going to mount them on the back of the seat pedestals

    Also mounted a steel storage holder to the side of the passenger pedestal

    Just trying to have a place for all the maps, camp books, bird books and stuff that we take
    At the moment it just all goes in a central basket and that just doesnt work

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  19. Grantus

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    Just don’t store anything that can rattle........;)
     
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