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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:07 PM
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replacement door frames

Is there anywhere out there to source replacement door frames, possibly galvanized? I have searched and searched but can't seem to find anything. I don't know if the ones I have are worth repairing because if corrosion where the window frame meets the upper door frame and around the actual latching mechanism and a couple of the doors seem to be tweaked( tops don't line up when the door is closed) Am I going to be forced to just buy a whole new set of doors? The thought of this kills me since everything is there and working properly, just the frames are shot.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:50 PM
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There is a place in the UK that does them.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 03:08 PM
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I bought a set from e-bay look up 'LAND ROVER DEFENDER FRONT DOOR FRAME REPAIR SECTION' that is how it was listed on e-bay i'd hook a link but i'm tech-tareded.. I havent received them yet but when I do I'll lecha know my .02
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 03:28 PM
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The problem I am having is the bottoms of the doors are ok, the corrosion I want to eliminate is where the window frames connect to the body of the door and on the side where the door latch/lock is located. If they could be fixed I would do it and galvanize them myself but I think the job would end up costing more in time and energy than the cost of purchasing even some used door frames that had minor rust on the bottoms but had solid uppers and were straight. I have very little free time like I am sure most of you out there can relate to(as I am sitting here at work in the corner with my computer on D90) I may just have to get some stripped frames sent over from the UK and do my best with them. Someone could probably make a killing fabricating complete door frames.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Jay,

A member just sold his galvy door frames. Maybe he can help you.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:41 PM
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I would recommend going and getting new take off doors with roll-up windows. Worth every penny in my opinion. Contact Stephen Peters www.safarihp.com as I know he has some.
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Someone could probably make a killing fabricating complete door frames.
Buying NTO doors is much cheaper than trying to beat Solihull at fabricating door frames.

Refurb the old doors as best you can and keep them as a pair for wheeling that you don't mind busting up.

The reason you don't see anyone making complete door frames is because no-one can make any money doing so while spares are available.
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Wasn't someone making all aluminum replacement doors? I remember someone posting about this a while back...
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Old September 25th, 2011, 10:33 AM
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If you don't mind doing the work and have a welder they are not hard to repair yourself. You can get replacement channel from all he major parts company and have them hot dipped when you are done. I have done several sets and it worth doing if you have the time. Also a LOT cheaper.
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