okay, i was installing the passenger door on my 68 camaro. after i had semi-tightened the bolts, i tried to open and close the door to test the alignment, but it WOULDN'T OPEN!!! AT ALL!!! I can mess with the lock, latch, etc. all i want, but it's like the latch is welded to the post; I almost tore the post off trying to get the door off. I moved the door up, down, forward and back to no avail.
This has happened before on my truck, but the door was open and i couldn't close it: the latch went too far and wouldn't release, I had to hold the handle open and force the latch down with a screwdriver. unfortunately, that convenience is denied since I can't access that part of the car. besides, the problem may be different from what I think it is.
what do I do? how can I prevent this from happening again? HELP!!!
I am trying to install the rear shackles, but can't get the bushings for the framerail in far enough to put the bolt on. i've gresed them, but I still can't force them in the hole, nor is there room for a hammer or anything like that.
how do I get the bushings and bolts in (the bolts are hard to force in, too)