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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Easiest way to adjust driver door on a 68 Camaro

I have a small problem, my driver door hangs a little ,what is the easiest way to adjust my driver door on my 68 camaro.
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Re: Easiest way to adjust driver door on a 68 camaro

First see if you need to rebuild or replace the hinges. If you grab the door and lift is there a lot of play?

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Re: Easiest way to adjust driver door on a 68 camaro

both hinges are brand new, i just need a easy way to adjust the door.
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Re: Easiest way to adjust driver door on a 68 camaro

If anynone has a good and fast way of adjusting the door plz let me know.
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There is a great tool that body shops use that fits in the door latch and the stud the latch latches onto. It is a pry bar and you tweek the door up. Problem solved in bout 30 seconds
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Here's one that works the same way but uses a breaker bar as the handle.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7349_200337349
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Re: Easiest way to adjust driver door on a 68 camaro

You could also use a 4X4 and floor jack.

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I've done a ton Ev's way

But I bought the tool Charlie describes a few years ago from Summit - http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SNG-82350/
I works really well!

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You could also use a 4X4 and floor jack.
You could, but it's better to do it using the door shell with the tool. Standard tool in a collision shop and works better on some doors than others. If you use a jack and wood, cut a channel in the wood block so the door hem sits in it, similar to an aluminum Jackpal. Among the alignment tools available, here is another one. A design can be made quickly for a one time use instead of purchasing one: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/cham...r-p-11508.aspx

The jamb hinge bolts are not impossible to access, and they make a door hinge wrench. Or one can easily be made after heating to bend it. I'd just loosen the hinge bolts to adjust the door.
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