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 Posted: Jan 12, 2020 07:21PM
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Two sets of Aussie doors for sale on the  Mini Van International  Facebook page for $500 pair.  Not in the US so would have to pay for shipping from Adelaide Australia.  See post by Greg Dobson.


Mini Mike.  .....
Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

 Posted: Jan 11, 2020 10:42AM
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Anyone tried an opening rear window?
I believe Tony Petrecca has one in his Mini pick up.
He is here and on FB also the Mini pick up international site.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jan 11, 2020 10:36AM
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Richard used a Jap spec complete front clip cut at the A pillars complete with a spi auto engine. He did have to modify the B posts to make it work.
I made my sliders on my pick up removable and just left them out in the Summer months, not the best solution but a whole lot cheaper than Aussie doors.
I think it would be easier to adapt MK III inner shells to the earlier MK I door frames than to fit later doors.
Fake external door hinges are available in Japan.
MkIII door and glass is bigger than the Mk I (and Oz) holes... so its not just the A and B pillars that need modding...

Just my opinion ..but I wouldn't consider driving any time and distance at speed without windows..

Cheers, Ian
I had wide wind deflectors installed hardly any buffeting at all, you need air flow with the Florida Summer temps.
The sliding windows were stored in the door pockets if I needed to re fit them but i never felt the need to.

I am not sure how Richard adapted the upper window frame to fit the opening it looked correct when done he may chime in here.


If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jan 11, 2020 06:56AM
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whee.. I think it be easy to do on the rear window.. just fabricate a metal frame with pop out like the side Mk4 windows.. 

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Originally Posted by 1963SV2
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Originally Posted by malsal
Richard used a Jap spec complete front clip cut at the A pillars complete with a spi auto engine. He did have to modify the B posts to make it work.
I made my sliders on my pick up removable and just left them out in the Summer months, not the best solution but a whole lot cheaper than Aussie doors.
I think it would be easier to adapt MK III inner shells to the earlier MK I door frames than to fit later doors.
Fake external door hinges are available in Japan.
MkIII door and glass is bigger than the Mk I (and Oz) holes... so its not just the A and B pillars that need modding...

Just my opinion ..but I wouldn't consider driving any time and distance at speed without windows..

Cheers, Ian
Why's that Ian?

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 11:40PM
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Richard used a Jap spec complete front clip cut at the A pillars complete with a spi auto engine. He did have to modify the B posts to make it work.
I made my sliders on my pick up removable and just left them out in the Summer months, not the best solution but a whole lot cheaper than Aussie doors.
I think it would be easier to adapt MK III inner shells to the earlier MK I door frames than to fit later doors.
Fake external door hinges are available in Japan.
MkIII door and glass is bigger than the Mk I (and Oz) holes... so its not just the A and B pillars that need modding...

Just my opinion ..but I wouldn't consider driving any time and distance at speed without windows..

Cheers, Ian

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Anyone tried an opening rear window?

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 10:04PM
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Richard used a Jap spec complete front clip cut at the A pillars complete with a spi auto engine. He did have to modify the B posts to make it work.
I made my sliders on my pick up removable and just left them out in the Summer months, not the best solution but a whole lot cheaper than Aussie doors.
I think it would be easier to adapt MK III inner shells to the earlier MK I door frames than to fit later doors.
Fake external door hinges are available in Japan.


If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 09:19PM
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They are hard to find and expensive when you do. I have a pair I'm considering putting on my pup. I drove it with sliders last summer and it wasn't actually too bad. I'm going to drive it one more summer before deciding whether to use them or not.

I bought them all the way back in 2006.

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 08:25PM
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CatchMe78..  roll up windows are NICE.. as I am also doing a pick up. project now.. but  just NOT going to spend the money for OZ doors.. I had bought four OZ mokes via friend of  skip summers. about 12 years ago. and he stuck couple sets of MK 1 doors along with the deal.. 

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 08:21PM
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Richard1 who posts here occasionally made mk3 doors fit his pup. Not a simple job and would cost way more than a thousand to have done in North America. If you can find a past post from him, he covers the conversion on his web site.

I found the story of his doors, MK4 or 5 doors, he widened the cab and changed the fenders as part of his process to get the doors to fit.
I mean I am doing all the work myself with my dad (who owned a body shop for while with my grandfather) and have a full machine shop at my disposal, so it would not be out of the question. Not sure if I want to ditch the external hinges though.

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 08:15PM
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Where in the US are you located?
In West Michigan, just west of Grand Rapids.

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 12:04PM
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Richard1 who posts here occasionally made mk3 doors fit his pup. Not a simple job and would cost way more than a thousand to have done in North America. If you can find a past post from him, he covers the conversion on his web site.

I found the story of his doors, MK4 or 5 doors, he widened the cab and changed the fenders as part of his process to get the doors to fit.

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Where in the US are you located?

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 09:41AM
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the last set of MK 1 doors I  sold for $1000 about ten years ago.. might want to contact andrew at www.miniandmokeworld.com.au  or www.gumtree.com.au   they are a rare as  hens teeth.. 

 Posted: Jan 10, 2020 09:14AM
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Hi, I have a pickup project going on, and was wondering if anyone has any leads leads on MK1 Australian doors in the US, or any good options for MK1 original doors such as removable glass as the pickup will be a fair weather vehicle anyways. I appreciate any leads or suggestions.