Project: Bratwurst - Doors
The first part of the car to under go a crash diet was the drivers door. The reason for starting with the drivers door was very simple, the window mechanism in my daily 518s drivers door has broken so I need the parts from this one to fix it!
The plan with the front doors is to reduce them to a bare shell, cut out the inner metal skin and fit light weight liners. The only items that will be going back into the doors are the handles to enable them to be opened from either inside or outside. The internal lock release pins will also be retained. The door glass and mirrors are covered in the relevant section.
The door cards were removed to get to the innards of the door. The door mirror and window seals are then removed to allow careful removal of the door glass and mechanism (to be used on my daily driver). On these cars the window mechanism is pop-riveted in place onto the inner door skin.