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Unread 02-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
Chstock
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Door fitment

Alright! So today we went to put on the doors I just picked up off of Craigslist. The drivers side door fit relatively easily. On the passenger side however, the bottom of the door fits in but he top section of the tub on the engine side is about 1/4 of an inch too tight. We somehow need to spread it enough to make room for the door. Is there a tool for this or any suggested way to do this?

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Unread 02-23-2014, 02:26 PM   #2
Mike Romain
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Check the body tub mounts for rust. The mount behind the door controls the top of the opening. You may need to replace it or shim it to open the gap.

My tub is 'glass and I had to fine tune all the mount heights to make everything fit square.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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Loosen the hinge plates on the door, close the door/align, tighten the hinges.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 04:42 PM   #4
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The problem is actually the physical place of the metal. It's not a hinge problem. The tub has been in an accident before
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Unread 02-23-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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Back when I worked summers in the body shop, we used a hydraulic ram (porta-power) for stuff like this. A high lift jack would probably work too although not as easily. Be aware that shifting the tub that much will probably crack the paint and any body filler in the area will probably pop off.
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