I own a 1974 Cadillac Eldorado convertible which has a passenger door
which will not open. I think the door unlock mechanism is rusted up.
The key doesn't turn the cylinder and you cannot open it from inside
the car as the handle will lift a short distance and then quit moving.
I dearly love this car and don't want to have to cut into it to open
the door. So I'm asking y'all if you have any ideas on how to go about
getting the door open. If I could do that, I could take the inner panel
off and get at the lock/latch mechanism inside and repair it.
Thanks in advance
It's hard to follow a thread when you do not include the text you are
responding to. This seems to be a particular problem with webtv users, but
certainly not limited to them.
If my memory serves me correctly, the OP stated that the latch mechanism
seems to be frozen. Is that correct? If so, then a locksmith will be of no
use. A body man is in order to remove the door panel since the OP can't
seem to do that. If I do not recall correctly, then I guess you can ignore
That is an 'old saw'....tried and true groan and not material.
First off, don't deem a wtv user as not being 'familiar' with
newsgroups....at least this user.
My response to the original post was an offer of advice to that person.
He knows what he asked/posted, so I included the pertinent point of his
post. He wanted an idea, I gave one that maybe could help him.
I have 3 newsreaders on my pc and each shows the original post in 'tree'
form. Maybe whatever reader you use isn't configured correctly? I have
the original post and directly below it, any answers to the original
(all 3 readers) It's not like a response are just showing up anywhere in
the group, but only directly below the original and on the same page.
To view the entire post/thread takes me exactly 6 clicks of my mouse
Hopefully our advice to this man will help him get his door open!
This response to your 'jab' at wtv users/me should only be taken in the
good spirits I intend....
My newsreader is configured to not show read messages. Why have all that
clutter? When a thread is active, I can recall the original question and
things make sense. When someone replies two week later, has clipped all of
the original post, then their reply can sound dumb as there is no context
I'm in favor or trimming the original post, but a sentence or two makes for
a good reminder of what is going on. Just as this thread has now drifted,
your reply (and now mine) makes no sense when you look at the subject line.
Very material - context is lost when text is not quoted.
Read again - I never said such a thing. My words were pretty straight
Most people do not keep all of the read threads visible in their reader.
It's not at all necessary when the courtesy of quoting text is extended. If
you're the expert usenet user that you profess to be then you'd know that
quoting text is a time honored consideration in newsgroups. You're going a
long way to defend agains such a simple thing.
But of course. Nothing but the best of spirits. Hell, it's only usenet
afterall, not a Nextel Cup race. Now that would be serious...
Well, of course! I'm getting somewhat elderly these days, but still a
#43 fan. "We" are gonna win again, hopefully/maybe again....someday.
Great to see Wawd back!
I see ya'lls point about 'threads', but I retain my point that I was
talking only to the man who asked the question, not to anyone else who
may come along....
Anyway, I want that mans' door to open!
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