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The gap is off on the rocker. I am sure it is aligned correctly to the toe board And inner rocker. Anyone have this happen?

I can easily cut the front of the outer rocker. To align it to the door. I do not think adding material to the door is the correct route. I am going to install the passenger fender just to make sure.
 

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That door to rocker alignment bugged me. I made measurements on the driver side just to be sure. Driver side was 2” from front of rocker to center of lower rear fender nut.

So, I cut back 1/2” and it looks good. Now, I just need to fill the gap between the rocker a door jamb patch. I can use the strip I pulled off the rocker.

I feel much better now!
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Door alignment from leading edge of rocker should be even or at best 1/8" behind. Door should not extend beyond leading edge of rocker.
Thanks. The gap between the quarter and door needs to come back an 1/8”. That will get me even with the rocker. I’ll adjust the gap before I weld in the rocker piece.
 

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I took these pics of an unmolested original survivor before I molested it....
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I adjusted the door to quarter gap this morning. I reduced the gap 1/8”. It is at 3/16” mow. Now the forward edge of the door lines up nicely with the rocker just like I had hoped.
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So, Katie cut out most of the driver outer rocker today. It was in better shape than the passenger side. Much of it still had the galvanized plating. But, we want all the rott out so we will pretty much repeat the work done on the pass side.
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So, we still have not found a driver door. The one we have is rust free but crunched right where the door seal is installed. The door is square and the hing.

This door is not original to the car and must have come from a vehicle that was hit from the forward passenger side.

So, do cut a wedge out so I can straighten out the metal? Or try the tab spot welder? Any suggestions?
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I would cut out the bent section, straighten it, and weld it back in.

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I think that is the best route. I think We can shape it easily once it is cut out.
 

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We are nearly done removing the outer rocker and outer cowl. The goal is to have the rocker in place this week.
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That door to rocker alignment bugged me. I made measurements on the driver side just to be sure. Driver side was 2” from front of rocker to center of lower rear fender nut.

So, I cut back 1/2” and it looks good. Now, I just need to fill the gap between the rocker a door jamb patch. I can use the strip I pulled off the rocker.

I feel much better now!
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Umm... I think you may need to revisit this section. While I agree the rocker was a bit too long, I think you cut it back too much. The fender needs to butt against the rocker, but the door gap needs to remain. The door should not be in-line with the rocker, rocker line must be door edge PLUS door gap. Here is a pic of my 69 in that area (factory rockers). When you mate the fender to your flush rocker, you will have the door gap extending into the rocker area instead of fender and rocker meeting flush. Sorry, was late to the party reading this.

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Specs are here.
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