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Old 02-05-2014, 09:24 PM   #21
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I would twist also
Do it with the window down
are you sure?........
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #22
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are you sure?........
Well maybe not.... Usually i twist on modern cars to bring the upper door near roof gap tighter and i lower the window
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:37 PM   #23
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There is a risk to the windows if too much twist is required. With the windows all the way down there will be slightly more flex to the window channels. It still would be best to remove the door cap (three or four screws and tilt the outer edge up) and roll the window up and lift out.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:42 PM   #24
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There is a risk to the windows if too much twist is required. With the windows all the way down there will be slightly more flex to the window channels. It still would be best to remove the door cap (three or four screws and tilt the outer edge up) and roll the window up and lift out.
Agree marco thats probably the best bet
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #25
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Friend Phil got caught by the ROLLS ROYCE service rep while "adjusting" a door with a 2 X 4 & ALMOST got sent back to the U.K. for trial!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:54 PM   #26
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Tim, I was just being smart assed, The Dog was prompting me. Study it out, those doors can be tweeked/adjusted to fit well. If the door is low in the back, it will make it out from the body. As others have said, the doors are all STEEL. Just be glad you don't have some BIG mis-alignment problem, like when someone welds a 1/4 panel in KROOKED!!! (NO! NOT on Vermin, his parts are straight) Dis-regard the RED car, Buster T. pushed the wrong button!
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I like the Red Car is it a 4-Banger ??
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:59 PM   #27
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I like the Red Car is it a 4-Banger ??
Naw, Spokes, it's a 4-Hummer! It's a funny lookin' Shay, re-pro Model A?? modifed to look more like an era "HOT ROD"---Pinto powered & automagic trans, thinkin' about buying it, in case I can't drive Vermin SAFELY, in my crippled up condition. I DID modify Vermin's seating to help with legroom. Bill W.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:33 PM   #28
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Hale!!! why not jist install an automatit in Vermin??? Its been done.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #29
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Just grab the top of door and push bottom of door in. Give it a quick jerk and it will move and line up. I have done this to my pickup and it didn't mess up the paint
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Hale!!! why not jist install an automatit in Vermin??? Its been done.
I'm tired & it's too late in life to start a 17 year modification. Right now, I'm down to the simple, fun, completion items. You guys gonna' crap yo' DEPENDS, when I post, "YO! I GOT THE RAT CAR DRIVIN' & IT STARTED RIGHT UP WITH THEM OLD USED MODERN POINTS, CUZ I WUZ TOO LAZY TO CHANGE THEM TO STOCK POINTS, LIKE I PROMISED PURDY I WOULD DO"! (I'll change them later) I got 5 day trips already planned! (Where's my AAA card?? I hope the danged Dog didn't test the new shredder with my CARD!!)
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I'm tired & it's too late in life to start a 17 year modification. Right now, I'm down to the simple, fun, completion items. You guys gonna' crap yo' DEPENDS, when I post, "YO! I GOT THE RAT CAR DRIVIN' & IT STARTED RIGHT UP WITH THEM OLD USED MODERN POINTS, CUZ I WUZ TOO LAZY TO CHANGE THEM TO STOCK POINTS, LIKE I PROMISED PURDY I WOULD DO"! (I'll change them later) I got 5 day trips already planned! (Where's my AAA card?? I hope the danged Dog didn't test the new shredder with my CARD!!)
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I'm tired & it's too late in life to start a 17 year modification. Right now, I'm down to the simple, fun, completion items. You guys gonna' crap yo' DEPENDS, when I post, "YO! I GOT THE RAT CAR DRIVIN' & IT STARTED RIGHT UP WITH THEM OLD USED MODERN POINTS, CUZ I WUZ TOO LAZY TO CHANGE THEM TO STOCK POINTS, LIKE I PROMISED PURDY I WOULD DO"! (I'll change them later) I got 5 day trips already planned! (Where's my AAA card?? I hope the danged Dog didn't test the new shredder with my CARD!!)
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Bill, Good luck with the make shift points!!!!!!! I never had much luck with them for any length of time. Smiley face

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Old 02-10-2014, 10:19 PM   #33
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SOOOO,!!! You're gonna' "BUTCHER" IT, are you!! Get smart & wait for some CREDITABLE advice, or, are you just tryin' to "SHOCK" us? No worry, we're well INSULATED against FOOLISHNESS!!
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Well I did it! Looks great! Thanks to all your advice. The rubber things at the bottom had to come off. And I was able to prop a piece of 2x4 at the door latch, pull the bottom corner of the door closed, using a measuring tape I was able to do it quickly! Thanks to all!
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Well I did it! Looks great! Thanks to all your advice. The rubber things at the bottom had to come off. And I was able to prop a piece of 2x4 at the door latch, pull the bottom corner of the door closed, using a measuring tape I was able to do it quickly! Thanks to all!
Can you post 'staged' pictures? I have the EXACT same problem as your original pictures and no idea how to fix it... wife's door popped open as I was driving down the street!! Luckily she (and no one else) was in the car, other than me!... Body lines are perfect, tops of both doors are touching header, bottoms of both doors are 1/2" out from car and the passenger door is sagging maybe a 1/16" preventing the latch from latching unless I lift and close (aka. slam) the door at the same time.
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