Door adjustment

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Door adjustment

#1 Post by Llessur » Fri May 11, 2018 8:59 am

Looks like the driver's door on my new 2500 (long story, will post something later) is sitting too close to the A pillar - the gap here is very small whereas the gap at the B pillar is too large.

In addition, the door is dropping at the B pillar end but there's some play in the top hinge pin so I'm thinking replacing this should resolve this.

What are the options for adjusting the door front to back? Can you put a space in between the door and the hinge, or is there another way?

I think at some point this door has been replaced so it is likely not the one that the car came with when it left the factory...
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Re: Door adjustment

#2 Post by Alec » Fri May 11, 2018 9:20 am

Hello Llessur,

I have had similar problems in the past and made up shims to adjust the gap.

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Re: Door adjustment

#3 Post by Llessur » Fri May 11, 2018 9:56 am

Cheers Alec, that was my plan. Did it work out OK for you?
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Re: Door adjustment

#4 Post by Alec » Fri May 11, 2018 10:03 am

Hello Llessur,

Yes it did. I think that most shells now have had a lot of welding done and doors having replacements skins or repair sections that the original dimensions are lost a certain amount? Needs must to try and get an acceptable shut line.

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Re: Door adjustment

#5 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Fri May 11, 2018 11:32 am

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Re: Door adjustment

#6 Post by Llessur » Sat May 12, 2018 9:54 am

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Re: Door adjustment

#7 Post by johnnydog » Sun May 13, 2018 7:10 pm

In the past, I have seen original cars with shims behind one or both hinges on either front door. They appeared to have been fitted when built presumably when a heavy tweak of the door on the production line wasn't sufficient. They are not shown in the official parts book though.
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Re: Door adjustment

#8 Post by bigestate » Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Nice to hear of these scuttle techniques being used for technical adjustments and not the spoon dolly and 4lb hammer or small socket procedure :lol:

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