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Old 6th-October-2007, 10:12
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I have recently bought a couple of new front doors for my 90 off Ebay. They are fairly new and they came off a written off TD5.

Neither of the doors has a key with it, so I want to change the barrells. I see that Paddock Motors sell sets for about 15. Can anyone share any experiences of fitting these? Tips etc.

If anyone can answer some or all of the following questions, I will be very grateful.

1)Because I don't have the original keys, am I going to have difficulty in removing the existing lock barrells?

2)What is the likelyhood of being able to successfully drill the old ones out (I am reasonably accurate with a drill!)?

3)Would it be better to buy a couple of new front door handles (I assume that the handles house the lock barrells)?

4)Will attempting to fit new handles create its own set of problems?


Thanks in anticipation!

Tom
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Old 6th-October-2007, 10:27
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Default Re: Changing Front Door Lock Barrells

morning,

these things are pretty easy to fit if a little bit of a fiddle. remove the door card and you will see the back end of the barrel. remove the screw holding that black bit of plastic and take off that metal bar that goes into the plastic. the barrel should drop out of the handle on the other side.

now your meant to insert the key and push the pin in to remove the plastic bit that is attached to the rear of the barrel. this may take some butchering as you dont have the key. might be worth sourcing replacement plastic bits.

push plastic bit on new barrel and insert back into door handle screw that other plastic bit back on with the metal rod attached in the orientation it came off.

think thats it. you can drill a hole in the metal plate behing the door card to gain easier access to the screw. line it up and it will make things a 100 times easier. (cheers tre )

take it steady and dont wiggle the doors around too much... i found out the hard way and all the metal rods which link the locking mech together fell out! there are loads of em'

90 or 110? it should take you, 1st time around 45min/door.

hope this helps.

G

Ps. door barrels are cheaper on ebay and prob the same as paddocks. make sure you get the newer type barrels or they may not fit.
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Old 6th-October-2007, 10:30
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They're easy enough to replace. They're just secured by a small screw at the back - remove the door card and inner plastic liner and you'll see it. Prize off the little clip that holds the linkage and detach it. Then remove the screw and the berrel comes out from the outside of the door. You don't need the key.
It's an awful lot easier if you drill a hole (12mm or bigger) through the inner door brace in line with the screw. Then use a magnetised screwdriver. Otherwise you're struggling to undo the screw at an angle and will drop it down inside the door!
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Old 6th-October-2007, 10:31
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kinell Griff, yur quick off the mark terday.
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Old 6th-October-2007, 10:37
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Thanks very much for that Grifdowg. I have an old rusty door that I can perfect my technique on!

Best Regards

Tom
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ai, good in i
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Old 6th-October-2007, 10:40
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Thanks also Treworgy. Much appreciated.

I think I'll tackle this job before fitting the door.
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Just a quick question, I've a new set of barrels for my doors and had a quick look at replacing them the other weekend, and yes I'd already sussed the drilling of 1/2" hole... Problem is, said screw is rusted to buggery and is rounded off. How do I get it off as I ain't got a drill bit long enough to drill it, or should I just source another pair of newer doors that aren't on their last legs anyway?
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Old 6th-October-2007, 11:32
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hammer an sharp cold chisel
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Doors would prolly disintegrate if i #### them wiv a hammer n chisel...
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