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Indestructible 47

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So the covid stuff has stopped us meeting up for ages now, as i can't leave the state and come back without quarantining for 14 days. So decided to make a start on the drivers door today. It needs a fair amount of attention. Will be taken probably pretty slowly.

Starting with this:
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Looking at the door, I wanted to pull the 2 skins apart and do it properly. Here's how I did that:

1. Drill out the spot welds along the bottom of the door. There are 8. Working from the inside, using a 6.5mm drill bit, drill though the first skin only. Then pry it a little and it should "pop".
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Step 2:
On the crease near the door lock, there are 2 more spot welds. Looks like Mr Toyota thinks of most things, being the area that takes a lot of force from that angry guy slamming the door. These are the only 2 in the crease joints that run around the edge of the door. Again, drill out using the 6.5mm drill bit
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Indestructible 47

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Step 3:
If you own a set of the right pliers to open up the folds around the edge of the door, use them. If you don't, like me, this is what I did to separate it. Using a flat bar (I used a chisel) and a good pair of nips, start at one end and pry the fold up. Use the chisel to protect the edge of the door.
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Continue right around the door until all the folds are turned up. The skins should then separate from each other revealing more rust than you knew u had.
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If i can do it, anyone can. Total time to separate the 2 skins was 1.5 hours. Including getting more beer. Now the fun part of fixing the rust.
 

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It came up nicely - now I'm gonna have to get the rest of the engine clean to match :lol:
Hey just a tip for reviving old rubber.

Use wintergreen oil. It works wonders to soften and make it nice and black again. However, be careful because to much and the part will swell up like a ballon. Also wear good chemical gloves when using it, it can be toxic and absorbs into your skin.

Cheers
 

AussieHJCruza

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And a side project, giving an R32 golf a bit of a tidy up. Not a show car finish but at least the kerb rash has gone. Someone else has bogged these wheels before so ideally they need to be blasted back to bare metal but haven't got time for that
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Care package from Partsouq today, front axle hardware and rear bearings and seals, plus shift knob etc. Gotta love Mr T's attention to detail with the threadlocker on the studs etc.
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Also got some very nice goodies from @lcwizard - rocker protectors and U-Bolt flip kits - more pics of them tomorrow
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so how does packing hold up on a 7800 mile journey from AZ,USA to Australia? It's always a concern to me
 

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thanks,
It's always a worry. We get packaging destroyed in 100 mile trips. I guess it's about who does the handling.
Enjoy your project. Should be a keeper when it's done.
 

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