What is this bracket for?

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What is this bracket for?

Post by yakcam » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:30 pm

I just can't work out what the bracket beneath the rear end door keep is for.

Looks like something is intended to be slid into it.

Any help much appreciated.

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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by RMS » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:34 pm

There should be the equivalent 'wedge' attached to the door, made of brass.

It acts as a locator to keep the door in the correct position when closing it.

I'm sure someone will be along with a picture and possibly a part number :cheers:

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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by yakcam » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:59 pm

Thanks for that Robin.

Looks like the wedge on my door is long gone so another Dormobile bit to find some time.

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Chris
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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by AlexB » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:29 pm

Not Dormobile - a standard land rover bit
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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by RMS » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:33 pm

Yes, I should have said, it's not specific to Dormobiles.

Strange how some vehicles have them and others don't :shrug:

I think at least two of my Carawagons and Patrick's Carawagon have them.

I wonder if it was fitted where a spare wheel was mounted to the rear door as standard (and that probably includes all Dormobiles and Carawagons as there's no space inside for one!).
That would make sense as it would prevent the weight of the wheel causing the door to drop when closed.

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1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by RobW » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:41 am

Could be they were all fitted with them but they've been lost over time. Pretty sure the one on my 88" has a plate on it rather than the slot - will try and get a picture when the garage return her.
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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by gossamer » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:43 pm

Yep, it helps take the weight of the spare wheel off the door lock.
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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by yakcam » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:47 pm

Thanks for all your kind help.

My series 2A parts book clearly shows the male and female dove tails for the rear door.

There's been a number of Dormobile bits missing from AKM 217K that I've had to have made up so I just thought this was going to be another one!!

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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by Eagle » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:50 pm

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Re: What is this bracket for?

Post by yakcam » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks for your kind offer of help.

The bracket is now redundant and has been removed having fitted a new rear Defender door with anti burst locking.

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Chris
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