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floydjaehnert
05-30-2006, 11:04 PM
The doors on my 1963 Avanti close a little hard, is there any adjustment on the pillar or door side of the hinge to make an adjustment and which would be easier to do. Floyd Jaehnert

JDP
05-31-2006, 12:40 AM
You do it from the door side. Remove the door panel and loosen the six screws to move the door up, down, front and back. IF you can get the screws lose, it's still a 2 person job since the heavy door will drop and move around a lot. The screws go into a metal block that "floats" in a sheet metal bracket bonded to the fiberglass in the door. Often, the screws will break or the plate will will rip the bracket off the fiberglass.

Good luck.:)

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studegary
05-31-2006, 04:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by floydjaehnert

The doors on my 1963 Avanti close a little hard, is there any adjustment on the pillar or door side of the hinge to make an adjustment and which would be easier to do. Floyd Jaehnert


Check your torque boxes (hog troughs) under the car. Door problems is usually a sign of a saging fiberglass body due to structural rust. Replacement torque boxes are made in common steel and stainless steel.

Gary L.
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