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I only said blow the bloody doors orf


babydriver

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I Have a 68 herald that I am playing at restoring, I don't have much money to spend but it gets me out the house and away from wifey, I have started to strip it, got a mig for Christmas in a B&Q sale and as many bits of metal I want from the scrap pile at work, I have restored a MGBGT in the 80's when big Bruv was Fighting in the Falklands. But MGS are all bolt on, easy peasy, and get a mobile welder round.

 

When he came home and to show his thanks part exchanged it for a Lancia 2000ie, The MGBGT is still on the road acording to the DVLA website, The Lancia I know desolved to nothing but even I have to admit it was a Bazzin motor.

 

Anyway after all the past experiance which don't get me wrong was only on a learners experiance i need to know How the fook do you get the doors off a Herald I can't get the door check strap off no matter how I twonk it with a hammer which is what I read somewhere is what you are supposed to do. Do I really need to drill out the rivet in the center of the 2 arms?

The restoration manuals miss this small detail.

Heres some foties of MG and now my new effort Herald.Please note I was only 18 in the Mg Photies!!!!

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How Rust is too far gone????????????

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The Last Time Harold was on the road

Photo0038.jpg Engine was siezed, freed it with dizezel only 40k on clock

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Photo0033.jpg As it is now

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Nice project you've got there 8)

 

How the fook do you get the doors off a Herald I can't get the door check strap off no matter how I twonk it with a hammer which is what I read somewhere is what you are supposed to do. Do I really need to drill out the rivet in the center of the 2 arms?

 

Yes, although I think I broke them off with a cold chisel. There isn't decent access for a drill.

 

I didn't bother putting my check straps back on, but you can buy a little pin to replace the rivet if you prefer.

edit: 613239 CHECKSTRAP PIN KIT £1.25 from James Paddock

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