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 Posted: Apr 8, 2017 07:48PM
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Similar...but not worth as much....  "

"quick pop out Mk I window..."  ?????

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 8, 2017 04:59PM
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Codswallop, is that like getting slapped with a trout? Interested in the quick pop out Mk1 window idea, how's that done?

 Posted: Apr 7, 2017 04:27PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jemal

Don't believe anyone who tells you their MK1 or 2 had a "roll up window conversion".   No such thing-  doors are very different, and usually that claim is just trying to hide the fact that the car is much newer!
Absolute codswallop.....

Australian Mk I/II (Deluxe/ Cooper S) doors - with wind up windows - will bolt straight onto a UK style Mk I/II shell.  At worst you might have to swap the nylon buffer and its matching bracket... but that's a two minute job with a phillips head screwdriver..  

The only thing you need to be carful about is that the later Aus cars (K/S and Clubmans) had a different door that looks very similar except for the flappy lift up exterior door handle.  To fit these to a Mk I/II shell you would need to fit the matching B pillar... not a simple process. 

If you are at all concerned as to whether you have a MkI/II or later shell, just look at the top of the door opening.  The early cars will have a piece of vertical body panel about a fingers width between the top of the door and the roof gutter.  Mk III and later (with UK style wind up windows) cars have the door opening going pretty much all the way up to the roof gutter.

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 7, 2017 03:23PM
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There has been "roll up window conversion" for Mk1 and Mk2 sliding window doors used in Radford and Wood & Pickett modified cars of the 60's and 70's (I have one, seen many others).  Most commonly these were fitted with vent windows and electric winders, although I recently saw what is thought to be a Radford with fixed "vent" windows and crank winder.

 Posted: Apr 7, 2017 01:53PM
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Hi Justin... you found a very old thread!!  Before your comment, dormant for nearly 5 years!   Go to the "cars for sale" page and look for the "Calssified parts"... maybe put a Parts Wanted ad.....

I know just the door handle hardware for the Aussie doors will set you back many hundreds of dollars... if you can find any.  Check ebay-australia!

Don't believe anyone who tells you their MK1 or 2 had a "roll up window conversion".   No such thing-  doors are very different, and usually that claim is just trying to hide the fact that the car is much newer!

Jemal

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CooperRoadMini.com

 

 Posted: Apr 7, 2017 09:27AM
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Hi,

Do you still have a set of OZ doors for sale. If so I am very interested.

Justin Jurgens
(805) 544-2277

 Posted: Oct 25, 2012 04:38PM
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The pickups and vans retained the sliding window MKI style doors throughout their production (always were external hinged doors). The early Aussie doors were a direct fit.

 Posted: Oct 25, 2012 03:38PM
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I know the MK 111 doors are wider and taller than the MK 1's by about an inch each way but i have seen more than one pick up and van converted this way in the UK and they were not Clubman Estates (roll ups standard) converted into vans and pick ups. I guess it is like anything if you throw enough money at it you can accomplish it.

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

 Posted: Oct 25, 2012 03:14PM
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I have a set of OZ doors for sale. $1,250. Great condition. Will not package and ship. Way to heavy.

George

George

 

 Posted: Oct 24, 2012 08:10PM
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Superfast: my email is in my profile

Russ

 Posted: Oct 24, 2012 02:07PM
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MkIII doors are too wide, so to put them in a MkI body would require B-post work as well as A-post work.

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 Posted: Oct 24, 2012 01:58PM
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Are not Mk III doors too tall??? Oner thing that gives the later models away (as well as the lack of hinges) is that the doors and rear windows go right up to the roof line....

As long as teh Oz door has an external handle (as opposed to a lift up flap) it will fit any Mk I.

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Oct 24, 2012 07:16AM
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The early Aussie doors are the same as MK1's but the later with the burst proof locks require quite a bit of modding. The MK 111> doors can be fitted but need A panels etc to work. I looked into it when i owned my pick up and thought that you could remove the inner skin with all the hardware from a MK 111> and fit it to the MK 1 door but you may loose the door pocket. In the end i just made my sliding windows quick release and just pulled them out when i drove it, in fact i just left them out for the Summer here in FL (unbearable with sliders) and threw a car cover over it when parked to keep the cats/rain out mainly.

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

 Posted: Oct 24, 2012 05:47AM
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That ebay listing is a nice kit

 

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 Posted: Oct 24, 2012 04:02AM
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Thanks everyone for all of the help. I believe that the MK3 doors and AU doors are a different shape than the early MK1's.

 

Russ, what is your email address?

 Posted: Oct 23, 2012 09:03PM
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Superfast: Email me

Russ

 Posted: Oct 23, 2012 11:55AM
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The e-bay post are Inno style windows. These can be fitted to MK3 doors.

 

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 Posted: Oct 23, 2012 09:41AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Isleblue65

Most people look for a good set of Australian MK1 doors, which usually set you back $500 each / $1000 per set if clean. 

it would cost you more to convert sliding to roll up if you spent the time and money to avoid making it look like a hack job.  


I would think a good set of Australian MK1 doors would cost way more than that.  I don't know of any for sale, but I think the last set I saw for sale was about $1000 each.

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 Posted: Oct 23, 2012 09:36AM
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GR

bad thing with those windows is that quorters tend to leak with age and finding the rubber sealing for them is difficult...

 Posted: Oct 23, 2012 07:56AM
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Scott,

That looks to be a vent window conversion for Mk3 on doors... Pretty cool though

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

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