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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Can replacement rear doorside doors still be ordered?

The rear doorside door on the 1971 Land Yacht Safari we are buying has been replaced with a wooden door. Is it still possible to get an original door? The size is 20-1/2" wide by 14-1/4" high, with rounded corners. It was originally aluminum. Here's a photo of how it looks now:
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Note also the holes in the screened small hole above the door. Any problem replacing those?

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Yep. They sure are. The is a guy in the Tampa fl area that has doors listed on craigs list. Also try vintage trailer supply.

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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The screened small hole is the battery vent. Assuming it is still in use, you can replace it with a small plastic side wall vent used to vent stud space in homes. They may be hard to find but a good hardware store should still cary them. About 1" in diameter as I recall.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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My original access door wasn't hinged, yeah, I lost it. i eventually got a door off of a totaled trailer. In the meantime, I sandwiched wood with 2 sheets of aluminum, and riveted them. It was a great temporary fix.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Update: After sanding the edge of the temporary wood door to fit better, I covered the whole surface of the wood door with aluminum tape, which definitely improves its appearance, and should add to its durability.

But I'm still looking to buy a "real" aluminum battery compartment door, if anyone ever notices one available anywhere. The size is 20-1/2" wide by 14-1/4" high, with rounded corners.
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