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Avanti door hinge adjustment

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  • Avanti door hinge adjustment

    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

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    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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      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.
      1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

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