[Healeys] BT7 door stuck shut

Al Malin amalin at mac.com
Thu Jun 10 21:17:41 MDT 2010

Sounds familiar. The driver's door on my BT7 MkII failed to open while on the
way home from Conclave 2009.  One of the mounting screws for the latch
assembly worked its way loose and fell into a position that prevented the door
from opening.

I could see the errant screw only after removing some of the door seal near
the latch.  The door opened just fine after I retrieved the screw with needle
nose pliers.

Al Malin

On Jun 10, 2010, at 11:08 AM, Charlie Baldwin wrote:

> I closed the driver's (left) side door on my BT7 the other day and it
> will not open again.  I've removed the inner panel that covers the top
> of the inside of the door.  If I lie across the seats I can see and
> operate the latch mechanism.  All seems to work well and looks like it
> should.  I can see and feel the striker in its latched position.  I also
> loosened the big nut on the back of the striker under the rear fender
> and tried to open the door.  I also tightened that nut to try to pull it
> away from the latch.  Nothing seems to work.
> Of course I can't get the inside door panel off of the door because it
> is held on by the door seal at the bottom.
> All of the parts are new and have been working fine for over a year.
> Any suggestions?
> Charlie
> '62 tricarb BT7
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