Re: [DML] I hate my doors
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Re: [DML] I hate my doors



I too have had frustrating problems with my door seals.  I have Grady's set 
and they've yet to properly break in (after being installed for several 
YEARS).  Of course, installation seems to be a bit of a voodoo art that 
doesn't seem to be very documented.

Rob mentioned to me a procedure that they use that reshapes the seal mount 
in the trouble areas (pretty much the area around the headliner).  I 
*believe* that they grind the seal mount in such a way that it is 
effectively angled outward and keeps the seal from being pinched.  I made 
some notes on the process years ago but they're long gone and I've been 
unsuccessful at wringing the procedure out of them since.

Until I can get it sorted out, I've moved the passenger seal off the 
mounting and wedged it between the lip and the windshield glass (I never 
drive in the rain).  Door closes smooth as glass now...

...and half the reason it closes so smoothly is because I screwed around 
with the stiker pins for so long with bad seal fittment.  This includes 
grinding away a part of the rear captive nut area so I could get the pin 
another 1-2mm up and away from the body (see my previous threads on lost 
captive nut :).  All that work never made a real difference in assisting the 
seal fittment, but the door shuts so smoothly now that you think it's not 
actually latching.

-Luke
10270 






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