[DeTomaso] Door Alignment
kenn_green at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 23 11:34:21 EDT 2011
I totally agree with Gary about replacing the bolts. I tried adjusting a door, and the threads stripped on the poor quality (maybe aged?) bolt when I tightened it. It was a real pain to get out.
After you adjust the door be real careful when you close it. If you adjust it too close to the hinges, it can close easily but scrape the paint when you try to open it. This it NOT something to do by yourself.
From: GW <gow2 at rc-tech.net>
To: Freddie Pat <9freddiepat9 at earthlink.net>
Cc: detomaso at realbig.com
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] Door Alignment
I assume you are loosening the bolts then re-tightening them? Obviously
you would want to lift the door higher then you need then snug and see
how it hangs. What kind of shape are the hinges?
If the screws are not near perfect it is worth replacing the screws to
make sure you get them tight. I swapped mine out for Allen screws. It
was a lot easier to work with in adjustment.
Freddie Pat wrote:
> Can anyone give me some suggestions on aligning a door properly, in this
> case the passenger side? I have spent a considerable amount of time with no
> success. The door continues to remain low on the handle side. The only way
> to close it fully is to slam it. Thanks..
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