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Old 18-06-2019, 15:00
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Can anyone tell me the significance of the slot in the bottom of the door frame of my M2 RS2000? I am about to insert a repair section from Ex-Pressed which has come without the slot. On searching for photos of this frame, I can see some cars with slot and some without. Is this just an RS thing? Or because mine is a very early one? Mine has a couple of "bridging" pieces across the slot (removed in the photo). What was the purpose of this slot?


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Another photo with the "bridging" pieces in.

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Early cars had this style of door.
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I suspect that this is a tooling throwback to the door frame of the Mk1 Escort where this slot and the tabs in it are where the bottom of the door card would have located.
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I suspect that this is a tooling throwback to the door frame of the Mk1 Escort where this slot and the tabs in it are where the bottom of the door card would have located.
Agree with this, I have a March '75 car and the original doors also have this slot. The slot only appeared on early doors. If your car is post '77 I'd assume it has had a s/hand door at some point.
The very early cars (mk2s from 75), had the lenum with a protrusion for the mk1 washer pump, rear metalö bulkhead (behind the rear seat) and the mk1 style French (not Behr/German) heater.
Also the early mk2s had grey tapeed (mk1 style) wiring looms…
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I suspect that this is a tooling throwback to the door frame of the Mk1 Escort where this slot and the tabs in it are where the bottom of the door card would have located.
Agree with this, I have a March '75 car and the original doors also have this slot. The slot only appeared on early doors. If your car is post '77 I'd assume it has had a s/hand door at some point.
The very early cars (mk2s from 75), had the plenum with a protrusion for the mk1 washer pump, rear metal bulkhead (behind the rear seat) and the mk1 style French (not Behr/German) heater.
Also the early mk2s had grey tapeed (mk1 style) wiring looms…
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