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    This is my friend,s D spec. check out the curvature of the glass.

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    Gee's your going to have to throw a rock at that window or something. I'd be to worried the window will explode in my face to try and remove/replace the door!

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    I'd be hanging towels on both sides of that window prior to carefully opening the door! Lucky!
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    Maybe lay some sheets or something over the interior and break the window somehow from a distance. It'll certainly wake you up if it shatters while your right beside it It's amazing it hasn't broken just with the temperature change over the day given how flexed it is

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    Having taken all precautions I carefully removed the door,then after a little surgery I gently addressed it with a large hammer and a block of wood.All innards now successfully removed
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian woodcock View Post
    Having taken all precautions I carefully removed the door,then after a little surgery I gently addressed it with a large hammer and a block of wood.All innards now successfully removed
    BRAVO!
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    Not sure if this is possible, but get the window re-tempered so it doesn't go "Bang, little pieces." When ever it feels like it, others please advise as I've had tempered glass 'screens shatter after being subject to over night low temperatures after taking a hard hit.

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    wow i would never have thought glass could bear that sort of deformation and stay in one piece. great photo!

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    How in the world did that window not break?!?! Nope you are a genius Brian!!

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    The deformation is quite amazing. My first car was a vw Type 3 fastback. The rear windows were designed to bend when you opened the rear latch. I always hated using them thinking it would just shatter.

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    PS. Who was the bum hole that hit the car?

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    Having explored many avenues I have been unable to find a late model replacement door.As a last resort I,ve decided to use any early push button Door,The first pic shows part of the door catch panel removed from the damaged door.The second pic shows the panel transplanted into the replacement door.Minor surgery was also required on the front of the door to take the lift up handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian woodcock View Post
    Having explored many avenues I have been unable to find a late model replacement door.As a last resort I,ve decided to use any early push button Door,The first pic shows part of the door catch panel removed from the damaged door.The second pic shows the panel transplanted into the replacement door.Minor surgery was also required on the front of the door to take the lift up handle.
    Ah the joys of tetrosyl ! Great stuff for metal filling/finishing.

    Nice job Brian.

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    Normally there would be a million pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Normally there would be a million pieces.
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    Do you mean pieces of rust? That would be normal.

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