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    Mk1 Door conversion to Mk2

    Hi, apologies if this is covered on the forum, I did look but couldn’t find anything definitive.
    I have by mistake bought a mk1 door as a replacement only to realise the lock system is different to Mk2.
    If anyone has changed the door part of the lock mechanism, I would really appreciate a description of what’s involved - can I change the latch and handle without much work? Thanks.
    Last edited by dasadrew; 9 February 2021, 19:16.

    #2
    The lock mechanism fitting to the door is very different.

    I actually have a Mk2 door which won't fit my 'crossover' bodyshell because the locks need to be Mk1.

    Richard
    Richard
    Mabel is a white ‘72 Mk2, TV8, ZF 4HP-22 auto.

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      #3
      I have done that conversion on one door, it was very difficult & required a large degree of fabrication & modification to
      the lock mounting (cutting a hole & welding in custom made bracket).

      Not something I would want to do again.

      Neil.

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        #4
        Thanks both for replying.
        Richard, is the door you have drivers side, what condition is it in and where are you?

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          #5
          When we did the body restoration on my early Mk2 Stag (Mk1 shell) we found that someone had fitted a Mk2 door on the driver's side. They had cut the entire lock section from the door frame and welded in the same part from a Mk1 door. This had been done entirely from the outside and wasn't visible until we removed the door skin. It was evident that a nibbler had been used as the curly bits were still on the inside. This was all buried beneath the multiple layers (13) of paint that had been added over the years. We cleaned things up and welded from the inside as well.

          Screenshot 2021-02-09 at 15.24.08.png
          Dave
          1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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            #6
            Which side is the door you have? I'd possibly be looking for a passenger door for my Mk 1 instead of repairing what I have.Then you could purchase a Mk2

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              #7
              It’s drivers door. There’s a good Mk1 pass side on eBay at the moment, from the person I got the door from. Door I have is rot free as described.

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                #8
                it seems Mk2 Fed Stags from the people Ive chatted with have mk1 3 bolt locks

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by sujitroy View Post
                  it seems Mk2 Fed Stags from the people Ive chatted with have mk1 3 bolt locks
                  Mine is.. my guess is that they had a bunch of federal doors (with crash bar) to get rid of!

                  Terry
                  Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

                  www.terryhunt.co.uk

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by trunt View Post

                    Mine is.. my guess is that they had a bunch of federal doors (with crash bar) to get rid of!

                    Terry
                    I dont know why we didnt get doors with crash bars fitted, i made my own
                    73 mk 1/2 now gone to the dark side BLUE

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                      #11
                      i have done it a few times, it involves lots of welding and fabrication, and precision cuts to make it fit properly, its not something i would do through choice, nethertheless it can be done

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SHL565S View Post
                        i have done it a few times, it involves lots of welding and fabrication, and precision cuts to make it fit properly, its not something i would do through choice, nethertheless it can be done
                        Ive done the mod to 4 doors so far, best when fitting a door skin, so you can get access to the door frame,your strengthing the frame
                        73 mk 1/2 now gone to the dark side BLUE

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                          #13
                          However the crash bar is a bit of a pain when you have a 2 ft crease in the door!! Not much access. I spent ages getting it out. Thanks to weld studs I got it done..

                          Terry
                          Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

                          www.terryhunt.co.uk

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                            #14
                            Thanks for responses regarding fitting Mk2 lock mechanism to Mk1, I’m reluctant to embark on this and possibly ruin a good Mk1 door. If anyone has a good unrepaired Mk2 drivers door please respond to my wanted notice in the forum. I say unrepaired because my door bottom was replaced and the door is now a very poor fit. Thanks.

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