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Old 22-08-2019, 12:21 AM   #1
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Can you buy off the shelf the bracket circled in the photo above(picture just for reference), to covert Mexican doors to early seventies German doors? Or is it just a case of buying a pair of donor doors and transfering the bracket?
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Can you buy off the shelf the bracket circled in the photo above, to covert Mexican doors to early seventies German doors? Or is it just a case of buying a pair of donor doors and transfering the bracket?
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Just transfer the bracket. I did the opposite, converted an early 70s door to late 70s by welding captive nuts to the door for the later interior pull handle and removing the bracket. Sorry, I binned the bracket.
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Just transfer the bracket. I did the opposite, converted an early 70s door to late 70s by welding captive nuts to the door for the later interior pull handle and removing the bracket. Sorry, I binned the bracket.
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this is one of the doors I'm using.


So to keep the original door internal parts,(trying to avoid buying repro window mechanism parts), is that the only option to weld those brackets onto the new door? Or can you use later internal parts on this style of door to avoid any welding, if that makes sense!?
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I misunderstood, sorry the photo didn’t show on my computer. That mount is for the window winder. If the mechanism doesn’t reach, just extend it with a home made bracket, although I’m pretty sure the mechanism is very flexible.
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I misunderstood, sorry the photo didnít show on my computer. That mount is for the window winder. If the mechanism doesnít reach, just extend it with a home made bracket, although Iím pretty sure the mechanism is very flexible.
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Winder meachanisms with the extension for doors without the brackets are available. I bought one or mine when I replaced my doors.
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Winder meachanisms with the extension for doors without the brackets are available. I bought one or mine when I replaced my doors.
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much easier than welding and if you don't get the bracket in exactly the right place the winder mechanism may be difficult to operate
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