Door Check Straps

I put the door check straps in today. It was a bit of an ordeal so I thought I would write a post in case I ever need to do it again or if someone else ever needs some advice. Firstly, original ones of these are a nightmare. Pretty much all of mine were broken and the ones that weren’t broke when we tried to refit them. I tried to find some good originals second hand or NOS but no luck. In the end I ordered a new set of repros from the Cortina Club which were painted up to match the car. When fitting I got a few scratches on the first one unfortunately as I worked out how best to squeeze them in but after that everything was good. I also had my locking straps re-plated and used new hardware so everything looks as good as new now. Instructions on the photos.

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