Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Here is a copy of the PM I sent Keith on the door release rod modification:
The problem is that the Trep ones are too long; the 300M are too short. Your only choice is to shorten the Trep ones.
It is trial and error sort of: place the door panel in position, but not over the ledge - with the back top edge where it will go, and the lower screw holes lined up across the bottom. Put in a couple of screws a few turns so as to keep the panel in place. Then gently tilt the top towards you so you can see the rod and the mating hole in the handle.
Mark that spot on the rod with a marker or tape, so you get the exact spot to bend the rod.
You need to get the bend as close to the factory bend as possible. I remove the rod & put it in a vice at the bend position the whack it with a hammer to get a nice bend. You need to be pretty close - 1/4 " either way, or the rod will either pull the handle outwards or will jam. Best to make it a tad too long, you can put a kink in the rod to shorten it slightly if necessary.
If you can get a set of rods from a yard to play with, so much the better.
goal - have one of my parts on every DI car:biggrinfl
Honoured to be January 2007 COTM.THANK YOU ALL.