Rear door on a Gu Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:54
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Was unfortunate enough to be involved in a crash the other day.
Car rear ended me. Only visable damage was to the tow bar but my spare tyre left an imprint on the other cars bonnet. Is there anything I should be looking for on the rear door that the panel shop may not see? (damage wise)
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 10:14

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 10:14
Sorry to hear about your prang....bugga!!!!

I'd be removing the spare tyre and checking the area on the door where the bracket bolts on to it. It is possible (likley?) that the bracket will have been pushed into the door skin.

If you need a new door and don't happen to be covered by insurance, you might be able to pick up a replacement from Mr Al (member Mr & Mrs Al, VIC) as he does dual cab conversions of Patrols and landcruisers etc. He may not have the old left-over doors himself, but might be able to put you in touch with a client who he has done a conversion for.

Best of luck

Roachie
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 10:17

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 10:17
Yes , happened to me.

It can give the hinges a slight tweak , so that you need to slam the door so the light doesn't come on, It can also flick on and off during travel.
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Reply By: DesC - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:04

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:04
Had a GU with a big FO CVT bullbar hit my GU up the rear on the CSR in March01 near well 33. He hit at 75 - 80 k and joined the inner and outer door panel together and smashed the window. Top rail of his Bullbar hit smack on a bolt that held my highlift on the spare wheel. The rhs rear quarter got real kinked where the top hinge was. Other than that the door still opened and closed and locked as normal. No damage to his car except the bolt punched a neat hole through his top rail in his bar. Patrols tough as nails.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:13

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:13
What the hell was the bloke doing such a speed for at Well 33? No savvy......

Yeah Nissans are tough...lol
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Follow Up By: DesC - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:16

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:16
He was a mate of mine and we had just got fuel at Kunawaritji and were headed towards well 33 which was flooded out any way. I think he was opening something???????????
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:17

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:17
You need to remove the interior door trim & check to see if the spotwelds that support the internal reinforcing bracket have been torn out of the door frame.

I had the same thing happen, it all looked OK, then about 3 months later I noticed an annoying rattle from the rear, I looked everywhere & couldn't find it, removed drawers & all gear, still had the rattle, I finally noticed that when the spare vibrated fractionally coincided with the rattle. So I removed the door trim & found most of the spotwelds had been torn out.
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Reply By: guppo - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 15:29

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 15:29
Thanks to everyone, will make sure the panel beater checks all the spot welds inside the door.
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