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05-18-2013 08:22 PM Driver's Door
While the body lines were being adjusted, the gaps were also roughed in. The front of the door at the top hinge was set to 3/16". Going down the door, the gap tightened up until there was no gap at the bottom. The door edge also caught on the cowl when the door was closed and opened.

At the back of the front door about at the striker location, the gap was 1/4". Going down to the bottom, the gap also closed up until there was little or no gap at the very bottom.

Four 1/8" holes were drilled, two in each hinge to assure the alignment would be consistent. The photo shows 3 holes on this hinge. On one of the holes, the drill bit ran into something very hard. I ruined two 1/8" bits on that hole.


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05-18-2013 08:14 PM Driver's Door
The door was adjusted until the body lines lined up. The were not perfect so I split the difference in some spots. The amount of filler which will be required to line them up will be minimal.


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04-29-2013 09:33 PM More Door
Getting the window adjusted has been a challenge. First the door top was massaged so that the attachment plate was located correctly with respect to the outer cat whiskers. Then the front and rear channels were adjusted as well as the lower part of the lift mechanism. It comes down great. The going up is the best it has ever been. I think I am down to the fine tuning.

The emergency release was installed and adjusted so the door will close without kinking the cable. A little lube once the car is complete will keep things working smooth.

I spent a bit of time locating the door in the opening and planning my attack of the door gaps. At this point the door is ready to gut, grind, and weld.


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04-14-2013 10:36 PM More Driver's Door
Saturday 4-13-2013.

Had to go into the office for training in the AM so got a late start.

Forgot to get a photo last month of the solenoid mounted at the bottom rear of the driver's door.

Mounted the contact strip on the A pillar and put on some temporary wires.

Used a 1/4" bolt for a grounding lug.

Got a feel for the door release handle and window crank handle on the power window switch. Window crank handle will mount as shown. Tried the vent window handle but it required too much effort. The original regulator handle works best. The door release looks good in this orientation but I am not sure how safe it would be. To be decided.

Shut the door and hooked up the battery. The solenoid works great. The window switch triggers the relays and runs the electric motor so the window support goes up and down perfectly. Now all I have to do is put in the glass and eliminate the dragging while going up.


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04-14-2013 07:14 AM Driver's Door
March 16, 2013
I am a little late posting. I determined the location for the door connectors on the A pillar. The hole was cut. Then the opening was used to mark the corresponding hole on the door. That hole was cut and the contact strip was mounted. The wires had to be soldered to the pins. The harness for the window switch and relays was completed. The hole for the emergency door release was cut in the door and the boot was fitted.


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