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Miglia Builds and discussion Miglia bodied builds

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Old 17th September 2014, 09:08
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Default Door Locks/Catches

Ok... so with it nearing body-on time in my build and wanting to have opening door s this time around (ohh... posh) i've started looking at door catches and i thought it worth while starting a thread to see what options others have used or are considering.


ATM i have 2 main options in mind:

1) MGA Roadster Door Latch & Striker Kit Car Set


2) Landrover Defender rear door locks


any other options to consider? And no Paul, I'm not just going to seal them shut!

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Old 17th September 2014, 13:25
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Old 17th September 2014, 13:34
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Perfect timing, as I was pondering mine. What is wrong with going for the standard Spitfire type? I must admit I am not sure I want external door handles, but it may be an MOT thing. I favour opening from the inside only
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Old 17th September 2014, 13:51
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Dave - Oi cheeky, I would have preferred working doors.

As it is, the external mini hinges and door latches I bought for my car have gone to 123mas123 for his Miglia build.



Marc F - When I checked the MOT rules you had to be able to open the door from the outside.

But there is no reason why you can't lean in to use an "indoor" latch on an open topped car.

Cheers, Paul.
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Im considering the herald latches and catches from my donor. Not to open from external handles either. Any intrinsic probs with that?
Did mike have any options in mind?

Tim
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Hi Paul,

I am looking for those door latches. We can I buy these? Any idea?
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Old 22nd September 2014, 13:31
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Humm.... that took some finding, but i knew i'd seen it somewhere...

Here you are, it's a Ring Pull Slam Bolt!
all for the grand sum of 4.32 each

http://www.europaspares.com/exterior...slam-bolt.html


Additional to that, Woolies also have another option for those who want a "big handle" type:

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1827-door-lock.aspx

This is what i'd originally had in mind for mind, but i'm not sure atm...
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