[urq] 811853329E and 855837477B no longer available
p.carlier at pandora.be
Wed Oct 4 14:22:30 EDT 2006
So here I am .
Had some minor damage to my driver side door .
Got a spare one at the wreckers , with all the trim
already removed .
Sanded it , painted it , fixed it and replaced it .
FIxed the back lash on the door hinges while I was at it .
Then I took all the trim and bit's n pieces of my old door ,
and ment put it on the new one .
Only , the inner seal ( 855837477B) has become brittle
over the years but its salvageable .
All the plastic clips 811853329E broke when I GENTLY removed
the lower outside window trim .
Tried to order new ones . Talk about a cold shower .
Both these parts are no loger available . !!!
Stupid little piece of sh*t plastic clip is NLA . .
Now I can think of a way to pot the inside seal back
in , without using the clips . But I haven't got a clue
how I'm gonna get the outside trim back on .
Apart from drilling small holes every 4 inches and put a
stainless screw in it . Wich will be visible .
Anyone have any cure for this .
The sad thing is , I've got two more Ur-q's waiting restauration .
Don't know what the status is of all the other plastic
clipses and retainers . But if even door seals and stuff are NLA .
There's no way those cars can be kept on the road .
I mean , mechanical parts can be remanufactured or rebuild or
replaced with something else . But these things not .
And these little parts make the difference between a perfect restauration
job and just an old car that has got a paint job .
Very dissapointed for the time being .
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