Re: [DML] Door Strut Mounting Posts
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Re: [DML] Door Strut Mounting Posts

We had an interesting one in recently where the lower mount had been 
ripped clean out of the fibreglass. It was a genuine manufacturing error 
- the lower mount was 1/2" closer to the hinge on the pass door. The 
combination of struts with too-long ball joints and the original 
mounting point had pulled it out. There was also evidence of poor 
glassing in that area with only a small amount of glass and a lot of gel 
coat. I'm sorry to say that the strengthing kit I had was of no use - 
the new mounts just got pulled strait out. I suspect the intention is 
fit them before the mount breaks completely though!

The car went to our Lotus specialist who revelled in the chance to work 
on a bit of Lotus "engineering" that he hadn't seen before. He did a 
fantastic job and the whole car rocked when the door was bounced 
(gently!) on the strut afterwards. We had to remove the roof, and 
quarter panel, inside and out for him to cut up and completely 
reconstruct the roof in that area because it had been so badly laid at 
the factory. That side now looks better than the driver's side (not that 
you can see it with all the panels on!)


rob@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>Sorry for the extended delay (Six weeks!) in answering this but we do offer
>a heavy duty lower door strut mounting kit for exactly this purpose. The
>part #'s are 108653G & 108654G and are $19.50 each. We've been installing
>these brackets for over ten years with no failures reported.
>Rob Grady,
> P.J.Grady Inc.

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