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Mar 06, 2020 12:50 pm
GrahamSw Offline
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Location: Canterbury


Subject: 14/60 Door release
Hi all,
As I approach reupholstery of my car I am perplexed by the current lack of interior door releases at the front. Does anyone know if they were fitted to all factory 14/60 semi-sports?

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Mar 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Mark Offline
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Registered since: Feb 05, 2009
Location: Worcestershire


Subject: Re: 14/60 Door release
The photograph shows the normal sliding door opener which appears on the early cars (11.9 and 12/24) and the later 2 Litre
I guess the 14/60 also had the same slider as I don't think Lagonda would have expected a customer to put their hand outside the body to open the door from the external handle.
That said, the spring which gives resistance against the opener often weakens and need replacing. I guess sometimes when the mechanism no longer opens the latch, rather than repair it, it is just removed and the owner puts their hand outside to open using the handle!
Not sure this helps very much
Regards
Mark
 

Mar 08, 2020 3:07 pm
GrahamSw Offline
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Registered since: Dec 06, 2014
Location: Canterbury


Subject: Re: 14/60 Door release
Mark,
Thanks for this. Yes it does help. I donít suppose anyone knows of a secondhand pair of these sliding door openers do they?
Having said that I can see no holes in the timber of 5he door frame - I guess they must be secured to the frame?
Also have spoken to a previous owner who is pretty sure that it did not have them in 1959.
Graham

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Mar 22, 2020 9:14 pm
GrahamSw Offline
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Registered since: Dec 06, 2014
Location: Canterbury


Subject: Re: 14/60 Door release
Just for general information, I have now dismantled the near side door lock and found that the internal opening lever has bee crudely hacksawn off just inside the lock. I have commissioned replacements to be made from mild steel by laser cutting. Iím just hoping that they will be adequate.
Further careful investigation of the door frame has revealed some screw holes - I shall improvise the lock slides.
Graham
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Mar 25, 2020 11:40 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Registered since: Dec 01, 2007
Location: Suffolk, UK


Subject: Re: 14/60 Door release
Hi Graham,

It would be nice to see photos of what you have found and what you have done. Very helpful.
 

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