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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby Pieter du Toit » 26 Jul 2009 22:04

G-Man, Herrie and Dup,

It cost me R309-42 - but I had it airfreight to S.A. - on the web when you place your order there is an option for normal post as well - it was a bit cheaper but not that much really.

I am sure one should be able to local manufacture it - it is not really a piece of mechanical engineering that needs to be done - but I suspect you would need somebody like a metal machinist (don't know if that's the right name) to do it.

The hinge does not carry any weight - it is that little metal thing that the black plastic piece that slide in and out when you open and close the door is fixed to - this one is just a bit longer - so the fastening point is further outwards - and wella - your door opens wider. But yes Dup I hear what you say - you might as well just undo it completely and use a rubber stop preventing the door from getting damaged. Also an option :thumbup:
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby G-MAN » 27 Jul 2009 20:55

Money well spent! :wink:
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby JohnBoyZA » 28 Jul 2009 05:40

Yup, agree. So simple and it's always bothered me - wish we could find a local manufacturer.

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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby Tjaart » 28 Jul 2009 11:58

:blonde:

Ek het my eie een gemaak!! Moer maklik!! Net 'n plaatjie gevat en die bestaande een "extend". :clap:

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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby Ross » 28 Jul 2009 15:27

:clap: :thumbup:

Awesome Tjaart....please post a pic as soon as you can. My door is also gettting scuffed by the fridge slide, so I`m also keen to do this mod.
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby Pieter du Toit » 28 Jul 2009 19:31

JohnBoy,

Thanks for the photo - I see you get so scared when I talk of posting photos you make sure you get it done before I screw up your forum again!!!

Many Thanks - that's the exact mod!!
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby Rocstompa » 17 Dec 2010 10:56

Has anyone else made one of these, if so can you post some pictures so I dont have to re invent the wheel. My measurements show it is only 8mm that it must be extended.

Thanks in advance. :thumbup:
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby biggles » 06 Jan 2017 11:21

My old patrol (Pieter di Toits) had this mod imported from Australia. Now my new patrols door doesn't open all the way... turns out it is not meant too. Anyone want to do an engineering exercise and make some. You don't know how nice it is until you have it... trust me. i am sorry I didn't pull it off my old patrol.

Forgetting about drawer systems and fridge slides, just the better access if you only use the small door.
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby ricster » 06 Jan 2017 11:33

Many years back Grootseun here on the forum made a few of these for the guys. I don't know if he still has a few. He is in the Jhb area.

I'll send you a PM with his number. Tell him Cedric gave you his number. He does a lot of custom work too.... He's pretty damn good with a grinder and a vernier :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Rear Door Mod

Postby hugejp » 06 Jan 2017 11:39

I've actually been looking at these! A local option would be great.
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