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Old 01-06-2007, 07:46 PM
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Door fitment question???

Not the best picture but hopefully I can explain. Basically the door fits flush with the body from the body line up. From the body line down the door sticks out farther than the body by mabey 1/16" to 3/32". I don't see anything (hinges, latch, latch catch, etc.) that is adjustable. So, how do you pull the bottom part of the door in and leave the top where its at? Cars a 1993 Honda Del Sol.

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The door is definatley adjustable. i know the striker is adjustable, loosen the fasteners and you will see. You could also bend the door slighly. Grab the door from the top and the bottom and twist in a jerking motion. This should be your last resort but it is possible. Look harder for the adjustments on the hinges etc.
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The bolts going into the door from the hinge are likely "shouldered" bolts. These bolt will be 8mm but with a 10mm or so shoulder on them. The hole in the hinge will be 10mm. All you need to do is remove the bolts one at a time and replace them with a regular 8mm bolt. This will give you that little adjustment you need. If you bring in the top of the front the bottom of the rear will move out where it needs to be.

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I didn't clarify enough. The picture in my first post is taken with the camera next to the rear quarter panel looking towards the front of the car. The door is flush with the front fender, both above and below the body line. And, as I said it lines up flush with the rear quarter above the body line. It only protrudes next to the quarter panel below the body line.
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You need to "spoon" the area down with a body spoon and hammer. OR, it looks more like the bottom is "rolled" in which means you need to spoon OUT the bottom and then move the door in as I described in my first post.

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adjust the vertical qtr edge and door edge (and bottem edge to rocker) to flush by pivoting on the 8mm bolts as Martin suggested....then mount and line up the fender

your "kinda" trying doin it in reverse order?...with fender then door then qtr
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Good point red, align to the door quarter THEN the fender as you can move the bottom as well as the top of the fender in and out, you can't do that with the quarter!

But I do think the door needs some "spooning" to get that right, the bottom is in.

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