Slightly to my surprise I managed to change the door handle yesterday evening in just over an hour....and it seems to work!
Removing the door handle with the actuating rod attached was good advice as was moving the window channel out of the way.
Door handle came from Rimmers but with no gaskets but I managed to salvage sufficient of the old ones for re-use.
Many thanks for the help.
Next job is the door glass outer weatherstrips. I understand this can be a frustrating job. Any helpful tips?
Door weather strips are not too bad to fit if you have one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-TRIUMPH-B ... 2100033918
to hand to fit the clips over the rubber, the original weather strips had cut outs in the rubbers which made them easier to fit but aftermarket ones do not
( or make you own suitable tool ).
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