One major thing I've needed to sort since purchasing is being able to lock the thing. PO fitted a keyless entry/alarm system that works fine, it's just that the hazards start flashing about a minute after locking. Checked all the wiring, looked for backup batteries etc, can't seem to solve this issue.
So plan B is to fit some working door locks. Seems the drivers side is completely missing a lock and is blocked up with a rubber bung:
...while the passenger door does have a lock, only I don't have a key that opens it.
So I picked up a spare set of handles and locks, dropped then off to my local locksmith and had them rekeyed to match my ignition key. Presto:
Installation time. Took off the passenger trim. RHD don't forget. Sadly, at some point the plastic water proof film has been removed, so the door cards are horrible.
Currently sourcing some replacements. Remote locking actuators can be seen bottom left.
Fitting the new locks very straight forward, just a matter to removing the old and reinstalling the new. Waiting on some rubber seals, passenger side was missing these entirely. Door has been (badly) repainted at some point, with the handles still fitted.
Good news is that the door itself is solid. I had been worried about this door being very rusty on account of some flaking bog around the hinges. When I had the interior trim off I was able to take a good look inside and all seems ok. Front edge of the door is a little beaten up (accident damage?) and appears to have been smoothed over with copious bog. No rust though.
Drivers door. Same story, no water proofing and shot door cards. Interior vinyl is still ok, hopefully this can be saved.
So now it has working door locks. Bonus is that the keyless entry system is wired up to have drivers door as a master, so when I lock/unlock the drivers door with the key, the passenger door also locks/unlocks.