Here we go again...73 Z28

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by brooksman9, May 3, 2014.

  1. clay's70

    clay's70 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

    Pat, you are the man!! It's coming along.
     
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  3. brooksman9

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    I hate doors (no pics). Today I removed the driver fender so I could adjust the gap on the driver door. Not bad, moved it forward a little and needed to adjust the striker. Got it a little too high and the damn door is stuck. Beat and kicked on it for an hour or more trying to get it opened. Still stuck. Going to slip a tow strap around it tomorrow and latch on with the cherry picker. Then I will remove all the hinge bolts so I can get the damn thing opened and start from scratch. :(
     
  4. McCune

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    I’ll bet you have worn out latches. Check them out closely when you get the door open.
     
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  5. brooksman9

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    Well it took me about five hours to get that damn door off. Still wound up prying it out and cutting the striker with a sawzall. Haven't looked at the latch yet. F'n door!
     
  6. clay's70

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  7. brooksman9

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    Got the latch out. Sprayed it down with carb cleaner, wd-40, pb blaster and lithium grease. Working pretty good. Straightened up a few of the bent places from violent removal. Have it soaking in some old used motor oil for now. I will work on it some more tomorrow to see how well it will work. Then I'll decide if I want to replace it or not. Ill grab some pics of the door gap tomorrow too. Not as much as I wanted but as far forward as it will go. If I want any more I'll have to cut the quarter panel which I do not want to do. Gap is not quite a 1/4".
     
  8. brooksman9

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    Gaps...pass side

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    Driver side

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  9. brooksman9

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    Latch is working fine. I think the main problem was it was extended too far from the jamb and was hung on the striker. Installed the old one with one less washer. Door is as far forward as it will go.
     
  10. Double R Restorations

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    Glad you have it going your way now Pat. These doors are so heavy!
     
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