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Mystery Bits - can't find in parts book

PostPost by: kcrossle » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:36 am

Once again I'm humbled by my failure to identify parts from the pile of bits that was my car. I didn't disassemble it and my advice to anyone is take lots of pictures before and during disassembly!

There are two of each of these. I know, the chrome bit should be obvious. The other I'm completely clueless.

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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:00 am

Hi Kieth,

How are you?

The first one looks like the piece of trim that goes on the outside front lower edge of the driver's/passenger's door (chromed) window frame.....to hide any messy rubber or sealant. I'm missing my driver's side one.

The second....have you checked your kid's meccano set for missing parts? :)

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:42 pm

Is the second photo part of the lower door hing assembly?
I am to lazy to go out and look tonight in the garage
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PostPost by: kcrossle » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:59 pm

Well, I *did* have it in a bag marked "Doors?". Time to look harder at the manual

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PostPost by: b-havers » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:34 pm

Could be the 'slider' at the bottom of the doors, the bit that stops the door from opening too much...
Should have had one (two...) on my +2 as well...
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:21 pm

The door straps in a 1968 Elan +2 that I owned several years ago were from a Rover P6 saloon. The strap in the photo does not resemble the Rover part.

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PostPost by: elanman999 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:43 pm

Keith,
I think the second pic is of the bracket on which the window motor is mounted. Think you might be missing another bolt and spacer.
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PostPost by: Craig Elliott » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:37 pm

Looking in the workshop manual I think the last post is right - it's part of the bracket that holds the window motor, although from the diagram the spacer and bolt are the wrong way round relative to the metal strip.

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PostPost by: kcrossle » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:04 pm

All these replies are wonderful. Thanks so much. The original picture didn't include everything and so I thought I should get a bit more thorough here and post the attached. Current thinking seems to be:
1. Window motor bracket
2. Door catch mechanism
3. Door catch link
4. Unknown - at first glance like the door catch but is not.
5, 6, 7 - look door-ish or window trim-ish

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