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TR2/3/3A 1960 TR3 A Door Check Assembly

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I know that the door check assembly is installed from the back side of the door skin. Does it matter which way the actual metal strap is alligned? This is a major PITA to assemble so I need to get it right the first time. NO do overs on this one.

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No, it looks symmetrical to me, can go either way. But speaking of PITA, the piece in the A post that the check strap is attached to is broken on the passenger side of my car (I only have the back half of the circle). Anyone have ideas on how to rehab this connection?

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Thanks for the answer Joe!
I can't answer your question, but I know that the three major suppply houses carry them. That may be your simplest fix.
I just put one on the driver side door and all works as advertised.

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Hmmmmm ..... can't seem to find them in any catalogs. Do you have any part numbers or page references?

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Part # 9-8968 in the VB catalog $50.00 each, too much money I think.
 

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If that is the part number you need, I accidentally ordered 2 extra. If you want them, I will sell them for $40 each. If the part you need is in the front post which connects to the part number referenced, I never found anyone to sell them so I made one after my wife (engineer) did a drawing of it .
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No, that's not the part I need. I need the part on the back edge of the front fender that 9-8968 goes into. It appears to be brazed to the backside of the "A" post.

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Yes it is spot welded. And I never found one to buy. If you drill out the broken piece and flatten it out, you can probably guess at the broken part and remake it. You just have to fold the metal back into the bent shape. Then weld it into place.

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That's what I thought too and that's why it hasn't been fixed yet. Things like this don't break until you are done with a full restoration. It's all part of Murphy's Law, I guess. :grumpy: However, the cost associated with doing it right simply doesn't justify the end result, so I'll just need to come up with a "brilliantly engineered" plan B.

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... But speaking of PITA, the piece in the A post that the check strap is attached to is broken on the passenger side of my car (I only have the back half of the circle). Anyone have ideas on how to rehab this connection?

Joe

I had a broken one on the driver's side, and wound up fabbing a new one. I drilled out the spot welds in the A post to take out the old one. I wrapped paper around it and traced the outline. Then I laid the pattern out on a piece of steel and cut it out. I found an electrical box cover that was the same gauge materiel as the piece. With some careful bending and contorting, I managed to make a pretty good replica. Too bad the pic I took of it is out of focus.

Of course, the front wing has to be off for this job.

IMG_0527C.JPGIMG_0532C.JPGIMG_0535C.JPGIMG_0531C.JPG
 

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Art; That's a real nice reproduction you made. I was getting very excited until I got to the "of course" part. I'm not coming up with any other great ideas, so I might just have to bite the bullet and start taking the car apart. Let's see what we need to remove to get to this itsy bitsy part .... bumper, fog lights, door, fender, kick panel, ....:cryin:

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Hi Art, you are a crafty rascal! Good job. I have crafted a few things but I am not as creative as you are. Sorry about the italics, my finger slipped.

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Could someone take a short piece of tubing say ÂĽ by 5/16 then cram it in the broken numb and weld it while in place?
 
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