@ Arunabh8899: I too felt the same intially that its better I give it to mechanic. but then this is not so difficult, so I though let me give it a try. Will post more on this once I remove that one way screw from old lock. We can just disconnect the stalk wire & ignition wire plugs & remove five bolts so that the whole steering column along with steering comes out. But I too feel its easier work without steering wheel.
Tough DIY in progress:
I have started the work of replacing the door hinges & stoppers. Today stripped most of the front part to do so.
To replace the front door hinges we need to remove these things first.
2. Front combo indicators & indicators on fenders
3. Fenders (remove the inner plastic liner first) & mudflaps
4. Front wheel (I dint have a short screw driver so I had remove the wheel to access those liner screws)
Let the pictures do the talking now
All stripping done to reach the front door hinges
The old hinges now accessible
A crack in the seam (not sure if it is metal too, will check again tomorrow)
My friend holding the door (cant take the door away as the central locking wires were there)
New MGP hinges fixed to chassy first
The door fixed to it
Now comes the tricky part, the panel gaps are huge! I will have to deal with it tomorrow.
Please give me some tips on how to easily get the best alignment of doors.
PS: Today I was on leave & waited from morning for the rains & heavy drizzling to stop. It dint, so I started off with my work in rain with full speed. A nice warm jerkin backing me up & later a close friend joining me made it possible. Hope tomorrow it doesnt rain, as I want to spray some paint (left over in cans) on inner side of the fenders for added rust protection.