Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Thread: Building door tops

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,810
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnboyLandy View Post
    Neil,

    The Ho-Hars (Series Land Rover Rescue) at Beenleigh can supply the channel at least, as that's where I got mine. I'm not sure if they can supply new metal bits for you.

    Cheers,
    John
    John,

    Thanks.

    I already have the metal fillers/spacers etc. Just need to decide whether or not to use the replacement channel sections that I also have or bite the bullet and start again.

    Cheers,

    Neil
    Hon Secretary - SLOw Inc

    1975 S3 88" - Ratel

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    401
    Quote Originally Posted by whitehillbilly64 View Post
    John,
    You better add a link from where those Gal tops come from.

    whitehillbilly
    Yeah sure, the company in the UK is SP panels (SP PANELS- Body panel Specialists), I bought the S3 gal left and right door tops without glass :
    Galvanised Unglazed Series 3 Left Hand Front Door Top
    Galvanised Unglazed Series 3 Right Hand Front Door Top
    I am very happy with the quality of the door tops, the only glitch is that with the doors being hot dipped, the bolt threads are clogged up with gal, so I needed a nut die to clean the threads.

    I also bought their full glazing kit (bailey channel and metal parts)
    SERIES 2/3 FRONT DOOR TOP FULL GLAZING KIT

    But the channel quality was very poor, so I complained and got my money back and I didn't have to send the kit back. I will actually use the metal bits from this kit, and I have now bought better quality from Ho Hars (Series Land Rover Rescue).

    Oh, and the cost incl delivery was just under $400.

    Cheers,
    John

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,810

    Stainless or aluminium channel?

    Hellon from Brisbane.

    I have a replacement channel kit for my S3 that I bought a couple of years ago from the UK that I have finally gotten around to fitting. However, the channel itself is starting to rust and the rubber outer isnít terrific. Not so sure of its likely longevity despite painting the housing in the door frame and cut ends of channel with zinc primer.

    I ran across someone the other day who had apparently used a similar dimensioned channel that was principally stainless steel or aluminium that supposedly was still going strong after nearly fifteen years - couldnít remember where it came from. I guess some local caravans, boats etc have sliding windows that have been made with a similar channel set up.

    Anyone with experience on this?

    Cheers,

    Neil

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Narre Warren South
    Posts
    4,586
    Quote Originally Posted by S3ute View Post

    I ran across someone the other day who had apparently used a similar dimensioned channel that was principally stainless steel or aluminium that supposedly was still going strong after nearly fifteen years - couldnít remember where it came from. I guess some local caravans, boats etc have sliding windows that have been made with a similar channel set up.
    A quick search came up with this Main Channel - Flexible with Stainless Edge 1.52 M length : 350-5266 - Old~Era Services
    I didn't check the dimensions but sounds about right, getting expensive though.....

    I have a Series III that sits outside in the weather and the window channel I fitted is fading from black to brown. Probably rusting away as well, I do remember paint dipping the ends because they were rusty when I went to fit them.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!