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jawn101
10-12-2011, 08:44 PM
Looking for the door strut retaining plates found here: https://www.delorean.com/store/c-308-8-4-0-doorsstrutsseals.aspx - P/Ns 108653 and 108655. Grady was also making improved ones for a while but every vendor appears to be out of both original and improved models with no plans to reproduce.

sean
10-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Byrne has them

http://deloreannewparts.com/store/page14.html

jawn101
10-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Byrne has them

http://deloreannewparts.com/store/page14.html

Oh, nice. Those are an interesting design. I'll get in touch with him with some questions, thanks!

BTTF-1
10-12-2011, 10:22 PM
I highly recommend Sean's advise. Replacing the original parts leaves you open to one day replacing them again. I have had these on my D for 2 and 1/2 years. When i replaced the one for the broken door I also replaced the door that was not broken. It is really nice to finally get in and out of the D without having to ask my wife for help.

Just a thought
Ed:tantrum::tantrum:

jawn101
10-12-2011, 10:42 PM
I highly recommend Sean's advise. Replacing the original parts leaves you open to one day replacing them again. I have had these on my D for 2 and 1/2 years. When i replaced the one for the broken door I also replaced the door that was not broken. It is really nice to finally get in and out of the D without having to ask my wife for help.

Just a thought
Ed:tantrum::tantrum:

Yeah, I'd do them both. Thanks for the help guys!

stevedmc
10-12-2011, 11:26 PM
I installed Byrne's product about a month ago. It didn't take long to install and know I have a solid mount that is way better than the original design. I really recommend his product.

It is a little expensive in my opinion, but its easy to install and you should never have to do it again.

jawn101
10-13-2011, 10:44 AM
I installed Byrne's product about a month ago. It didn't take long to install and know I have a solid mount that is way better than the original design. I really recommend his product.

It is a little expensive in my opinion, but its easy to install and you should never have to do it again.

His page says you don't have to remove the T- or quarter panels to install these mounts; what do you do about the potentially bent plate holding the current ball stud? Just unscrew the stud and leave the plates in place behind the T panel, then slide Byrne's mounts in place over them?

stevedmc
10-13-2011, 11:01 AM
His page says you don't have to remove the T- or quarter panels to install these mounts; what do you do about the potentially bent plate holding the current ball stud? Just unscrew the stud and leave the plates in place behind the T panel, then slide Byrne's mounts in place over them?

Yep. Unscrew the stud, leave the plate in place, and fill in the hole with black RTV to prevent possible leaks.

Further information on my install can be found here:

http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?1378-Door-strut-bracket-recomendations-Grady-or-Heninger&highlight=door+strut

Really? Why isn't Sean doing his job that he gets paid so well to do?