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Gas door strut and Mud Rear Door Trim

Quick question, does the gas door strut fit ok with the MUD Stuff rear door trim..?

This is on a 2001 TD5 HT.

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Simon

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With the pre 02 Mudstuff rear door card I believe that it is not possible to fit the version 2 gas strut.

If you have the grab handles above the rear door then version 3 fits, within LR build tolerances.


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Thanks Brendan, does that also apply to the version 1 strut..?

I do have the grab handles above the door, but not sure I like the overhead strut.

Will ponder my options..Wink

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simon

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Yes it does apply to the version 1 as well. Have spoken to Faye at Mud and she confirmed my memory. Apparently it is possible but it involves 'trimming' the door card.

Looking at a photo of the Mud rear door trim, the bottom half of the trim seems to sit much closer to the framework of the door. To keep the bottom mounted gas strut hidden you will need about 35mm between the door frame and the inner surface of the door card.

Have a careful look at door card and space available and decide if you are willing to 'trim' your new door card.


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Thanks very much Brendan.

So, my requirement is to have a smart, strong rear door panel and a gas closing strut.

I also want to attach a drop down table on the rear door panel, so is there a better solution? Perhaps make a panel from chequer plate - if I'm going to have to cut the Mud stuff panel, then I might as well make something fit for purpose.

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simon

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Simon, your requirements

1) Strong smart door ‘card’

2) Gas strut

3) Rear door table.

Maybe we should take this to general forum for greater input from members?

Now this all depends on your skill level, facilities etc.

My suggestion would be a top mounted rear door strut. OK might not be to your taste however means a flatter door card surface

I do not think that the standard or after market card pre 02 will work with rear door gas strut AND be good for a fold down table.

Remove the rear door wiper so have a flatter surface. No central locking mechanism?

Would not suggest chequer plate as it is difficult to keep clean. How about smooth Ali plate painted same colour as door? If you want rear door wiper and bottom mounted gas strut you will need to box them in. Or some plywood board with a plastic top coat?

Throw it out to suggestions from a wider audience and see what other people suggest.


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Thanks again... Thumbs Up

You're right, a top mounted strut would give more space lower down. I can fabricated a panel out of ply or ali. I think it's the only way I'll make it work.

I have central locking and rear wiper, both of which I want to keep.

Time for some drawing...Smile

Cheers

Simon

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