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Door map pocket

Discussion in 'Bodywork & Interior' started by GRTV8, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Can anyone with a door pocket give me a few pointers on how to attach these to the door?
    Ive scored one in the exact colour of my interior and want to attach it to the drivers door
    Were these a NADA option?
    Gerald
     

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  2. clive P62

    clive P62 Active Member

    Standard fitment on NADA models, I don't have my door cards to hand at the moment to take photo but once on they are spung loaded to keep closed.
    Clive.
     
  3. mrtask

    mrtask Well-Known Member

    You'll have to cut a slot in the door card for the big metal clip to push through, up and behind. I'm afraid I don't know what other smaller holes might be required for the wires that retain the 'bellows' bits at the sides. I sourced mine from a NADA somebody was breaking, but I didn't get the door card, just the somewhat dilapidated door pockets. I actually have the driver side door card off the door at the moment whilst I sort out the side glass, so I'll snap a photo or two for you when I'm next in the garage so you can see the slot I made.
     
  4. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    That will be great - thanks
     
  5. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Thank you kind Sir.
    As you can see , the pocket is in quite good nick with all the springs attached. At least I will be able to duplicate the spring steel wire as these ones are 40 odd years old and Ive nothing better to do than fiddle about and replace them.
     
  6. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Are they mounted up hard against the grab handle?
     
  7. mrtask

    mrtask Well-Known Member

    I reckon they mount so that they close flush with the door handles. That's how I fitted them anyway. You could try asking a NADA owner on here to take a couple of handy photos. Perhaps Oldbloke, who is having his Napa Valley NADA painted at the moment? Or Andries from the Netherlands? I can't remember off the top of my head who else on here has a NADA. Who did you get the pockets off? Perhaps they can help? There must be a couple of smaller holes for those wires to tuck through, but I don't know where. I'll snap you a few pics later when it warms up a little...
     
  8. mrtask

    mrtask Well-Known Member

    Try SoCalV8 who is out in California?
     
  9. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Thanks
     
  10. So Cal V8

    So Cal V8 Active Member

    Here is a photo of mine before disassembly - oh so very long ago
     

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  11. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    That's a great find, wonder why it was not fitted to all models and years?
    I have my front drivers door off for spraying.
    I will have a look to see if there are standard holes for the fittings.
    Peter
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  12. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pic So Cal V8. Gives me an idea where they are positioned.
     
  13. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Excellent- thanks
     
  14. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Peter - every bit of info helps
     
  15. mrtask

    mrtask Well-Known Member

    I remembered to snap some photos of the door card yesterday, but I'm not going to bother uploading them to a hosting site and publishing them here. Why not!? Because the slot for the map pocket sprung retaining clip was pre-cut in the factory, whether the door card was destined for a NADA or not! You'll see it when you take your door card off. There are also some smaller holes adjacent, which must be for the spring wires for the 'bellows' flaps at the side. It seems to be self explanatory when you take a look! Best of luck. Pics when it is all in place please!
     
  16. GRTV8

    GRTV8 Well-Known Member

    You're a good man
    thats cleared everything up for me.
    I'll attack it shortly
    thanks
    Gerald
     
  17. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Ahh , so now all is clearer..
    the door-pocket actually attaches to the door card and not the door itself...hmmm, good result for all :)
    Peter
     

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