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Lower Door Help

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Feb 22, 2007
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Hi all

Am having a big push again trying to get to grips with some of the bigger Cub items, currently trying to get my head around the lower door (to go with my recently beautiful upper door!). My lower door is pretty s**t really. The lower portions and side areas are pretty excellent, however the top (where it meets the upper door) is disgusting.

Now, I've not seen a J3/L4 with no clotehs on before, so I'm not too sure how they are supposed to look. Is this actually a really dodgy repair, or did Piper actually make the capping strip from 3 individual pieces.

In my eyes, for servicability sake, I'm going to cut the top portion off (where the locking pushrods travel) and manufacture a straight 'n' section top cap to give some proper strength and neatness to the door.


...anyone have any pictures of a "good" door, or original doors, or advice - anything. Are these doors perfectly straight, do they curve - help!



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