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So I need to repair the door channel on my middle door before repainting. I have a 1983 110 and it looks like I need the Series-type door channels and the newer defender ones will not work. I have called around and it looks like RN is the only game in town? Anyone know of a secret source? Has anyone tried making the channels from scratch? Thanks in advance!
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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:24 PM
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rovahfarm has them as does AB
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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM
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I have brought in and used quite a bit of the YRM metal specialties product. Exact match for the early 110 doors.
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I called Trevor and he said he does not have any early type. I'll have to check again with AB. I thought they only carried the newer defender ones. Doug will you sell me some?
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I bought 4 from Trevor, but he said they were old stock. Later I bought another 2 from Paddocks, easy, fast and inexpensive. For my 4 doors I needed close to 1.5 pieces per door.
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I've used the one's from AB and they are OK. It's a pretty easy repair. Take real good measurements. Remove the skin. Puddy knife and seaming pliers work well. Make sure you cut back to good metal or it can be a pain to re-weld as it's pretty thin metal to begin with. If you can hot dip the frame once you're done that's best. You can also dip them in a rust-proof liquid which is an OK option. Brushable seam sealer works well to re-attach the skin. Then a oak block on a soft wood board will work well to fold over the lip again. rubber hammer will also work. Good luck.

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:36 AM
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x2 on the galv and block of wood. Worked like a charm for me.
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I did a little bit of a write up on my middle door repair in my "Project Frank" in the Truck Build-Ups sections. I made my own door channels. The welding can be difficult due to the thin metal, so cut back to clean metal and take your time. Well worth the repair versus buying new door frames.
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Ok I'm confused. I thought the earlier defender/series door channels were not the same as the later defender type? Why is AB listing them as same? Anyone use the later ones to repair the earlier type doors?

http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/3540.cfm
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I called Trevor and he said he does not have any early type. I'll have to check again with AB. I thought they only carried the newer defender ones. Doug will you sell me some?
I don't have any to spare. The YRM stuff is an old guy and his wife-cottage industry. Their door channel is an exact match to the early 83-86 doors. I have spoken with the guy a couple of times and like him. He won't ship to the US or @ least wouldn't last we spoke. I have UK shipments coming and could have some shipped if you aren't in a hurry. His heavy aluminum battery box and tool boxes for the seatbox are awesome and end the dissimilar metal problem. Guess I should become his US distributor....

http://www.yrm-metal-solutions.co.uk...-parts-8-c.asp
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I don't have any to spare. Guess I should become his US distributor....

http://www.yrm-metal-solutions.co.uk...-parts-8-c.asp
Yes please! I have tried to order from him from the past with no luck.
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I don't have any to spare. The YRM stuff is an old guy and his wife-cottage industry. Their door channel is an exact match to the early 83-86 doors. I have spoken with the guy a couple of times and like him. He won't ship to the US or @ least wouldn't last we spoke. I have UK shipments coming and could have some shipped if you aren't in a hurry. His heavy aluminum battery box and tool boxes for the seatbox are awesome and end the dissimilar metal problem. Guess I should become his US distributor....

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Has anyone used the ones from AB to repair the earlier 110/series doors? The guys at AB can't tell me if they are different or not between the early 110 and later defenders doors and will not verify for me. Thanks
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Old September 24th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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The later style pieces won't work right. Just buy them from the UK.
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is a 93 rear door old style or new?
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Has anyone used the ones from AB to repair the earlier 110/series doors? The guys at AB can't tell me if they are different or not between the early 110 and later defenders doors and will not verify for me. Thanks
What is pictured will work on soft top NAS D90, series and early door 90/110 83-86ish.

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is a 93 rear door old style or new?
Middle door is "new" rear fifth door is old.

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My understanding it there are two types.

"Old" which is all series doors, all early 90/110 doors to 86ish, NAS 90/110 SW rear (fifth on a 110) door which is on all defenders until 2005 or so.

"New" which is defender 90/110 roll up window doors front and middle.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Take a look at what you have and compare to this. Series on the right, defender on the left. The thickness of the material may be representative of series v defender, or it may be due to different manufacturers of the repair channels.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 04:25 AM
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I ordered from YRM in May of this year and had the parts in about 4-5 days. Since their website will not allow you to select shipping to the US, I called them and we worked out shipping over the phone.
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YRM had a booth at the LRO show , our Irish compadres really like using their repair parts
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Is someone putting together an order for door channel? Seems like a few of us need some. I've got a right door bottom that is rotted out on my '85 and need enough for the bottom six inches. Where can I order it? Is there anyone on this side of the pond selling the right stuff to fit an early Defender?
Excuse my ignorance please but I don't recognize the 'AB' to whom some have referred. I gather that whomever AB is they supply parts and right now I'm in need of a number of items.
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