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    35 truck door alignment issues.

    Hello All,

    I am getting frustrated with my drivers door alignment. I can get the door to fit nice when closed if I push up right at the end. When it opens it droops down about a half inch to .750". The passenger door closes and lock but it sticks out about half an inch on the bottom when it is shut. The hood is on trying to get it adjusted to fit correctly and not bind when opening and closing. Ready to get past the doors. They are a pain. Any ideas?

    Zach

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    Zach its hard to say without seeing how you have everything positioned right now. On the door dropping you will obviously need to raise the rear of the door by ether moving top hinge in toward front or bottom hinge out toward rear or combination of both. On getting the bottom of the other door in flush with body. I loosened all the screws on the jam side and the two big screws that hold the door frame together and had my daughter twist the door top out and bottom in and re tightened everything. The bottom screw in the jam dose have a little adjustment but mine was so far out I had to re drill another hole to hold it in far enough.

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    I had to make the slots longer on the frame so I had enough adjustment for my doors. IMO they are the hardest part of the 35 build.

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    Thanks Bruce. I will be working on it today. I might need to call you

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    Thank you. I wish the doors were like the new 1969 Camaro bodies, doors prehung and gaps done

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperger72 View Post
    Thank you. I wish the doors were like the new 1969 Camaro bodies, doors prehung and gaps done
    I hear you, LOL. Nothing OEM about a kit car. It is worth the struggle once you are done, IMO. Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperger72 View Post
    Thanks Bruce. I will be working on it today. I might need to call you
    You have my number. Call any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperger72 View Post
    Hello All,

    I am getting frustrated with my drivers door alignment. I can get the door to fit nice when closed if I push up right at the end. When it opens it droops down about a half inch to .750". The passenger door closes and lock but it sticks out about half an inch on the bottom when it is shut. The hood is on trying to get it adjusted to fit correctly and not bind when opening and closing. Ready to get past the doors. They are a pain. Any ideas?

    Zach

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    Hey Zach, not sure how the Truck door pins/hinge compares to the 33 Hot Rod door, however if it uses the same pin system in the doors then it may be that the washer that they use is not slipped onto the body (or smooth part) of the pin (It sometimes is a game to get it to slip over it while tightening the nut). This will allow the pin to slip as you are now tightening the nut onto the washer which binds/butts up to the shoulder of the threaded portion of the pin. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sperger72 View Post
    Thanks Bruce. I will be working on it today. I might need to call you
    How did you come out? Make any headway?

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    Truck and 33 are totally different door set ups.

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