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    Door alignment

    The passenger door on my 68 hardtop is difficult to close but when it is latched it’s really well aligned and gapped. I think it may be sitting a little bit low and the striker is pulling it up when it’s being closed, hence the extra resistance, so I was going to try and move it up.

    Has anyone got any articles or advice on how best to do this adjustment, ideally with the fender left on, I couldn’t really find anything that showed the adjustments being made on youtube and the manual isn’t much help either? One video showed a curved hinge adjustment spanner but didn’t show it being used?

    cheers

    #2
    So when the door is open fully, can the door be lifted on his hinges? This is normally caused by worn hinges, New hinges or rebuild your hinges sorts the issue.
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      #3
      As Peter says if the hinge pin bushings are very worn they should be sorted.

      There are a couple of ways to lift the door, the correct way is awkward with the fender on but not impossible with a half moon ring spanner.

      Or the sleazy way with the door just open enough to get a length of 3x2 and a trolley jack under and lift away

      Good luck

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        #4
        Thanks for the quick responses! cheers

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