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Old 01-26-2014, 10:31 AM
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I'll take a rag and put under my hand and check again, Thanks again.

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The seam around door doesn't show any damage. I rechecked the skin on the door and couldn't feel any rough areas. Is there any internal parts that would be affected? It surprised me the range that is available with the door door adjustment now.
Just what in the heck does that mean? Was the door to hinge bolts loose when you twisted it?

I am thinking that your problem all along may have been that the nut plates in the door were rusted in place and not moving which limited your adjustment at the hinge. When you twisted on the door you busted those plates loose (or the one that was stuck) and now your door has full range of movement and it can be adjusted to fit. Maybe THAT is what the "pop" was, the plate coming loose and the door jerking over on the adjustments??????

Makes me go hmmmmmmmmmm

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If that was the case, is there something I need to check?
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Nope, you fixed it.

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I used to fit doors in the AMC plant here in Canada in the 70s (Hornets/Gremlins)......This was in bare metal before the car got painted. The hinges were attached to the door in a jig and then we put it on the car with another jig. Our big rubber hammer was our best friend, whether to give the frame a whack to make it fit the body or to put the handle in the hinges and close the door on it to "tweak" the door a little. Sometimes, the door would need a little twist, by grabbing the back door frame, put your knee on the bottom and pull.......It is a bit different once the car is painted and old I guess.
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Thank you. That was one of the things I did in trying to get the door to move. I also had my wife hold a 2x4 in the door frame, while pushed on the lower rear corner with my feet. With those steps it came around and the bolts were tight.
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The door skin looks fine, I'll check the frame. I heard the sound twice, the first sounded like it came from front of door and second came from the rear of door. I'll post my findings on the door frame. Thanks again for your help.
Sometimes the hinge plate gets stuck with rust or whatever and refuses to move freely, when you start twisting it ,it'll pop when it gets unstuck..It probably nothing to worry about but do check to see if theres any spot welds on the lip and if any have busted loose ,have someone twist the door while your looking it'll be easier to see if they are moving separately from each other.
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That's a good Idea, I'll check it out. Thank you.
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