Topic: Door Cards

Hi all,

I am finally on the home straight with our Melvin, but its been years since we gutted him and I dont remember how things went.
I have been using my Haynes and Resto manuals, plus the internet to sort most bits, but ive hit a snaggle with the door cards.
Melvin is a late 73 beetle.
I fitted the passenger side door cards no probs (has the two screw retainers for the door handle).. however, the drivers side has a hanger.
I found this was supposed to accomodate a handle hanging bracket thingy. I can not find this bracket anywhere!! Aaron has said he will make one for me, so this is not so much the issue. I have no idea how this type of assembly goes together. I can find no information on it anywhere. Also, the hanger looks as though it sticks out too far from the door frame (though this is obviously right).
Any help, photos or links would be very much appreciated...

Lisa  default/smile

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..ok, I managed to work it out over the weekend. Aaron made me up a bracket and I have managed to fit it  default/big_smile
Next job will be the back seats and heater system......

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Glad you managed to get it sorted!  You should upload some pics so we can all see the progress!

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Sorry for the delay in posting these (ive had the flu). These are some shots of the work. He started off worse than the first picture. Had two new rear quarters etc..
Was finished off for us by Mandi Bs friend John (down in Cornwall), where he got his paint (back to its original brilliant orange).
Will have to take some more recent pics to show the interior work.
Hoping to get him to the Chelmsford meet in June, and possibly Battlesbridge :-)

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Looking good default/big_smile

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Very nice, good work fella  default/respect

Aim to please, but shoot to kill.
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Thanks  default/big_smile
He's definitely getting there. Just got the heating system, back seat and washer system to do really. Its just getting the time to sort it..

ps. im not a fella  default/roll   im Lisa, lol

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Melvin-X-Buggalo wrote:

ps. im not a fella  default/roll   im Lisa, lol

Doh! Soz Melvin - you see where I went wrong there?  I must read the other posts for clues.  default/lol

Aim to please, but shoot to kill.
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Its ok :-) Melvin-X-Buggalo is the name of my Beetle..

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looking good

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