It's done and fixed.....No more Engraved Mb1 :- gone to parts box heaven

It was very easy to remove the door, the hinge pin is built like a watch band, 2 pins and a spring in the centre

you just poke a fine screwdriver in and ....Pop!! off it comes that easy.

You just have to love old Nikon gear It was designed to be repaired quick....down time was bad for Nikon
they had real photograpers depending on them back then.

Now it is a case of find the nearest bin .....and buy a new one it can't be fixed..thats how it is made NOW!!!.