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I’m thinking of retrofitting some genuine second hand electric windows and central locking to my 2004 110 van. I can find the individual looms, solenoids, winders etc for each door but is there another loom(s) that connect the two doors to the power supplies and console switches or do people tend to make their own? Looking for as much plug and play as I can using genuine parts if possible.

Also, the door handle appears to be held to the door frame by two bolts inside the frame. These look pretty rusted up on mine so is there a trick to removing them without damaging the skin?

Finally, what’s the fix for this cracking on the Puma door frames? 

 

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The fix for that crack would be welding it up and I'd weld a strengthening piece over the top too to stop it happening again.

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I discovered similar in my drivers door in 2015.....

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Rather than strip the door and welding I grabbed a bit of metal and made a temporary repair....

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And it's still going strong !!! Not managed to find the time to sort it properly yet and last time I looked it was still all in the same place I left it...

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Every Defender door I've stripped has been cracked in that location, I've no idea if the later pressed-type doors also suffer from it but I wouldn't be suprised.

I've welded mine up a few times, but it really needs a strengthener in there to take the loading from closure.

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I’ve fitted Puma doors to mine but yes, the problem is still there. Obviously a stress point. I may get look to fabricate a strengthening plate for it but rather than weld it, try to bond it in some way before it gets any worse.

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The only issue with bonding it other than welding is the stress causing the initial problem will break a bond over time.

 

Unless you can find a flexible bond of some sort...like a super strength CT1 !

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On 4/23/2019 at 2:37 PM, V8 Freak said:

I discovered similar in my drivers door in 2015.....

1.thumb.jpg.eda4f2abc1bb392a99b526afe810ba03.jpg

2.thumb.jpg.3fe4826e181d0163ce1e10a223e0fe93.jpg

Rather than strip the door and welding I grabbed a bit of metal and made a temporary repair....

3.jpg.de69f52df37e0604a608133aee4b1831.jpg

4.thumb.jpg.d3b97baac7e3b461f608abf04ed7fbab.jpg

And it's still going strong !!! Not managed to find the time to sort it properly yet and last time I looked it was still all in the same place I left it...

That there is a proper Landy fix :D!

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