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Unread 08-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Second Hand Full Doors Not Sealing

So I got myself a set of full doors, had them painted and rekeyed. After furiously modifying my striker pens I thought I had them adjusted perfectly, but the bottom of my passenger door is bowing out. It is so bad that you can see light in between the weather stripping. I've already ground out my striker pin housing so I can push it further inwards. Do you guys have any ideas on how to fix this?

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Unread 08-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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It looks flush at the top of the tub. Sure the door isnt warped?
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Unread 08-24-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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It looks flush at the top of the tub. Sure the door isnt warped?
I was going to say the same thing. It looks like the door itself may be warped. It's a shame you already have it painted.

You'll need to take a straight edge or long level and run it along the face of the door to check and see if it's bowed out at the bottom. If it is, depending upon how "straight" you want your Jeep, you'll have to more than likely grind off your paint, and pound it back a bit. You'll also probably need to heat and cool potions to shrink up the stretched metal. If you are looking for a perfect panel, take it to a pro. For about $100-150 you should be able to get a straight door, unpainted. They will need the Jeep on hand to test fit as they go.

Sucks, but that's probably why they they were for sale.
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Unread 08-25-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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Do what they do at the factory. Put your knee against the part sticking out and pull the door NOT USING the upper door section where the window seats to pull the door towards you until it fits. That could have been done prior to painting them.
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Unread 08-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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either a bent hinge or door, place a piece of 2x4 between the door and the striker then push the bottom of the door in. you should be able to see immediate improvement but it will take a bit of muscle to get the twist out
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Unread 08-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I did a little bit of everything from pushing the striker pin even further inward, to trying to bend the doors themselves. It all seemed to work quite well. The door seals tightly now. Not perfect but pretty darn good. Thanks again!
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