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rusty freelander

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Kizzeh, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. Nodge68

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    The door handle is the cause of the rear door rust. The mounting bolts chipped the paint when the car was built. Once the paint protection was removed. It was only a matter of time, before the tin worm took hold.
     
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    Nasty hole behind my rear door's handle. Need to attend to it, but bigger jobs to sort first!

    Currently thinking of cutting out the dead metal and braising in new before a skin of filler and paint... Nasty feeling it'll turn out to be a bigger job than I think!!!
     
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    How I did one of mine.
    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/freelander-project-iii-audrey.299738/page-4#post-3749361
    I've done three now and all similar. :mad:
    And how I repaired the door handle.
    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/freelander-project-iv-bertie.303953/page-4#post-3801142
    Also three done this way.
     
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    Just had another look at mine: the rust there is starting to become a real priority action point! :(
     
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    I kinda enjoy sorting out the boot door holes in a masochistic way. It's very satisfying but if the rust hole has crept beyond the handle it means a bigger spray job. Last one I resprayed most of the boot door, I didn't bother with behind the spare wheel.
     
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    It's starting to approach the number plate, so not good :(
     
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    I don't fancy removing the rear door trim either: something is bound to break...
     
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    So long as it's going down and not across your OK, No one will ever see the repair under the handle. ;)
     
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    Which trim are you talking about? The door card is easy, four screws at the bottom and it pulls away.
     
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    Oh, that's easier than I thought!

    You've done a "how to" haven't you?
     
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    Not how to take the door card off but have done it so many times now I don't even think about it. Just beware landing on yer arse when yer pulling the bottom out. Been there several time too. :oops:
     
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