Feb 8th, 00, 03:48 PM
I have a door that sits a little funny when it is closed. The top cantors in and the bottom goes out, about the same difference on both. I am wondering how to remedy this problem so it will look right. Is this problem in the hinges or is the door screwed up? thanks all--
Feb 9th, 00, 05:57 AM
First off check the hinges, does the door drop when you open it, grab the back of the door when it is open, lift, any movement here then i would try the pins and bushings.
Befor adjusting the hinges how does the door fit at the striker? If the fit is good here then maybe you should adjust the fender for fit befor you adjust the door. If the fit is off at the striker, then try adjusting the hinges,
Make sure you have a friend to help.
Mask tape the door and fender openings, to prevent scratches, ( and no you can't be careful) use a scrib to mark the door around the hinge, so you have a referance to go back to when it is totaly screwed up. ( hey I speak from experiance)
The hinge bolts on the door allow for in and out adjustment, where the hinge bolts on the door frame allow for up and down adjustments.
Loosen the bolts just a little one hinge at a time and move the door where you want it to go , ie. top out / bottom in.
Good luck, Take your time , this could be an all day job.
Feb 10th, 00, 02:35 AM
A little advice: never completely loosen all the hinge bolts unless you want to spend all day trying to get back to where you were. The best method I have found is to loosen one bolt at a time and then barely snug it. When all 3 bolts are just snug, then take a block of wood and a hammer and tap the hinge in the direction you want to go. Shut door and check alignment. Never loosen bolts to door and pillar at the same time. Make fore/aft or in/out adjustments seperately. Make sure you mark your original hinge position before you start, just in case!!
Oct 4th, 00, 03:19 AM
Sorry to bring this one up again, but I have the same problem as Dino outlined after replacing both the upper and lower hinges on my 67, the bottom
rear edge of my door sticks out a little too much. Is this a matter of loosening the hinges on the door side of the hinge and pulling the top out a little? Since it took me three hours per side to get to where I'm at now, I'm a little shell shocked to touch the hinges...
Oct 4th, 00, 06:04 AM
Mine do this as well, only the bottom rear corner sticks out. What gives?
68 RS, Ash Gold,pwr windows,Hounds tooth
Oct 4th, 00, 03:15 PM
You can either adjust the door out alittle on top or in alittle on bottom. Like mentioned earlier loosen all but two of the four bolts holding the door to the hinges. One still tight on top one still tight on bottom. Then slightly loosen one of the bolts (whichever way you decide to adjust-if you want to adjust the top out then slightly loosen the top) and lightly tap on the door with your palm till the door moves slightly (it doesn't take much to see the differance. Tighten the bolt and carfully close door and check the fit. Repeat as nessessary. Have fun!
Oct 5th, 00, 01:38 AM
Thanks, do I need to support the door with a floor jack and block of wood, or since the hinge to door adjustment only provides in and out, I don't need to worry about the door sagging?
Oct 7th, 00, 04:10 PM
As long as you keep at least one of the bolts tight you shouldn't need to support the door.