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    I am replacing the doors on my 66 2 door sedan. I am having a heck of a time getting them to fit right.The problem is I cannot get them to fit squarely in the doorway. I have tried shims, no shims, etc. The original doors fit good, but these doors I bought at Cedar Rapids are giving me fits. The top hinge is a little worn, and that is probably some of the problem, but the old doors fit good, and closed good. So I feel like these should too. Back to that top hinge. I do have another one that I could replace it with. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get that rusty bugger out of the cowl? when I took the old door off' I just dilled out the heads. They were so rusted even heating them didn't help. The cowl is the same way. Thanks in advance.

    66 Commander R1 Clone
    51 Commander 4dr
    1962 Champ

    51 Commander 4 door

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    Kurt, I;m not familiar with edans but I went through this with
    my 58 Hawk; I too replaced the original doors with different ones;
    you can get them right, just takes time and patience. I had a motorcycle lift to hold my doors up while I played with the adjustments. I even enlarged the slots in the doors (where the hinges attach) to gain more adjustment fore and aft. Its recommended that you only remove the hinges from the pillars as a
    last resort; but sometimes it is necessary. I removed mine because the pins were worn and they were a little sloppy, which also affects adjustment. I had them rebuilt. To remove, I used a hand held impact hammer. (see below) Be sure to use the right size bit. That, with a little heat, got all mine out except for one, which I drilled out. Like I said, time and patience.
    Good luck,