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trying to adjust the passenger door on a 32 ford pick-up. heres the problem/
the front of the door fits great, top and bottom. The rear of the door is 3/8 " ope on top, but 1" open on the bottom is there a way to bring the bottom in closer ?
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how are the hinges? good condition?
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Help !
trying to adjust the passenger door on a 32 ford pick-up. heres the problem/
the front of the door fits great, top and bottom. The rear of the door is 3/8 " ope on top, but 1" open on the bottom is there a way to bring the bottom in closer ?
Thanks in advance .

Are you saying OUT as in if you simply opened the door an inch or do you mean the "gap" from the door to the cab is an inch? You really need to post photos to get a good idea.

But if it's "open" as in the door isn't closed all the way at the bottom it is very likely the door is twisted.

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Or somebody installed a 1/4 on wrong (with the door off)
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EXACTLY DBM, we need more info here, a LOT more info!

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Are you saying OUT as in if you simply opened the door an inch or do you mean the "gap" from the door to the cab is an inch? You really need to post photos to get a good idea.

But if it's "open" as in the door isn't closed all the way at the bottom it is very likely the door is twisted.

Brian
The door is twisted.
To fix put a block of wood with a rag around it to protect the paint at the top of the door skin height .
The wood will keep the door open about 2 inches now push the bottom of the door in to take the twist out .

You may have to do this a few times to get the gap correct.

Photos would also help... if this fails to get the door lined up.
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Body shimming can also cause the cab to twist and make it appear that the door is at fault. If it is a shim problem the drivers door should have the opposite problem.

We really could use some pictures as Brian said.

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