Just need to pull the central locking motor from the door of an E Series. They are not simply screwed into place - it looks like some kind of weird jumbo-sized rivet . Can anyone confirm that drilling those things is the best method of removal, or suggest anything else? Pic is attached with the appropriate rivets circled.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
Use an angle grinder. I have tried the hammer/chisel before, and found that it tends to tear the door metal a bit. Just grind the heads off them, and you will be fine. Same applies to the window regs also, and just fit them back up with small 10mm bolts.
hehehe, i used an angle grinder to get all the power window regs and door lock actuators outa the Wreck's doors :)
worked a tread! though the grinding disk was low, so a few times i went all over the place :)
got em all off though!
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.
In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.
Actually ive figured out on a piss easy way to get them out.
Get a hammer and punch out the centre, it just pops out. Then drill out the remaining with a 7mm drill bit.
Takes about 30 seconds and doesnt leave any damage (glad I tested this out on the Fairmont and not the XR6 first after making a meal of the first one)
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
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