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Convertible tool door
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Post# 161210   12/5/2011 at 14:38 (4,469 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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My 589 and some of my other convertibles have a cracked tool door.  The door has trouble staying shut and leaks suction.  I suppose I could just try and glue it shut. Since I hardly use the rear conversion tools;  the front conversion “power seal” tools provide more suction even on the older metal based convertibles.  


I can imagine that was a pretty common problem back in day,  for the tool diverter door to break on the metal based convertibles.

Post# 161281 , Reply# 1   12/6/2011 at 00:09 (4,468 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
They should make an aftermarket part for this problem :)

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I went through the same thing growing up. I ended up reinforcing the back side of the door with vinyl electrical tape and then putting a small bead of clear silicone around the backside edge and it did a good job of securing a crack in the door and not leaking. I used graphite on the spring after cleaning it with WD40. I did have to check on occasion to make sure the door was closed tight. Just a couple thoughts. Convertibles forever! :)

Post# 161424 , Reply# 2   12/7/2011 at 14:56 (4,467 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        
Sounds like a great idea!

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Thank your for your suggestion. I'll have to try that. You are so right they should make an aftermarket replacement tool door. Thank you for responding to my post.



Post# 161455 , Reply# 3   12/7/2011 at 23:02 (4,466 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

I may have extra tool doors.  I'll try and take a look.  It shouldn't be too difficult of a part to find, even if stolen off of another machine.

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