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DIY door replacement advice please

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by kaliber, May 28, 2014.

  1. kaliber

    kaliber kaliber

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    i have a significantly large dent in my drivers side door and i have found a same-colour cheap door shell on ebay.

    Is this a matter of prizing-off a few parts and unscrewing some screws to replace the door shell or am i just heading into a minefield considering i am going to have to contend with changing the door locks and window mechanism's, etc.

    any advise would be greatly recommended, i really want to stay clear of expensive costs at the bodyshop.
     
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  3. NHN

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    You will need to swap everything across if its the whole door.
     
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    ok thanks, how difficult is this going to be do you think.
    i have changed bumpers and do my own servicing but i am not familiar with this sort of task. is this something you recommend as 'DIY' or best left to the pro's?
     
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    I don't know your level of technical ability mate, but door top of, looms pulled through, motor removed, door lock etc.

    I can do for you if interested, takes a little while & you would have to help just to hang the door itself & rest I can do & remove any errors on the cars systems.

    I have a job coming up in Harrow shortly for brakes systems, so can maybe do the same day.
     
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    Have you thought about trying paintless dent removal?
     

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