I cut off the bottom of the rivets that hold the door check straps to the door, so those will have to be replaced. Someone much smarter than I has come up with what seems to be a removable version that SpitBits sells...good idea. Those are now on my wish list. Also, I discovered that the the driver's side door check strap guide was busted. That explains some denting on the driver's side bonnet.
|Driver's side door check strap guide...missing top portion and showing damage because of it (left of hole).|
|Passenger's side door check strap guide...what it should look like.|
|The bottom tab in this picture, but on driver's side, was broken. Spot-weld repair...fun, fun!|
Once the doors were out, I pulled the windows winders and door handles. They both use tapered pins that will, therefore, only push out one way. There are also two holes, 90-degrees opposed to the pin (why...I have no idea) that head-fake you into thinking the pin is in there...it's not.
|Pushing down on window winder escutcheon (iˈskəCHən) to get at pin.|
|Window winder and tapered pin...it will only come out one way.|
|The two bonnet latch catches (left) and the two door check straps (right) along with the door check seal clips (top-ish center).|
|Driver's side door.|
I've also decided to start divesting myself of some unneeded parts. So, if you are in the market for some Mk1 or Mk2 Spitfire parts, especially non-engine or transmission stuff, I may be a resource for you. I appear to have a taker on the hardtop, but there is more that can go. Drop me a line in the comments and I'll see if I have it. If I didn't pay money for it, I won't make you pay for it, either, except for shipping.