[DML] Re: Aligning Latch Pins
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[DML] Re: Aligning Latch Pins



My advice did NOT include instructions on how to actually adjust the
door hinges. If the hinges have EVER been touched, all bets are off.
Aligning the doors is more art than science and it can only be done by
someone with a lot of experience. If the hinges have never been
adjusted don't touch them. You will not be able to adjust the doors
any better than the factory could. I only mentioned the hinges so you
would check them and if they WERE disturbed do not atempt any
adjustments until you can get the doors aligned. I saw one car at a
door adjustment session one year and both doors were WAY out of
alignment. It looked horrible. It can take hours to get just 1 door
lined up and I couldn't help him in a short afternoon. Bottom line, DO
NOT TRY TO ADJUST THE DOOR HINGES.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "brandelorean" <brandelorean@...> wrote:
>
> Hey David,
> 
> Thanks for the response!
> 
> So, just to make sure I'm getting this right, the hinges should be 
> square all the way around...in other words the front and back hinge 
> should be at the same level...correct?  
> 
> I just want to make sure as I have a bunch of those door hing shims and 
> I tried using the bunch that came out from under each hinge...but it 
> looks like things shifted a bit after I reinstalled the roof support 
> panel.
> 
> Then, adjust the arch with the torsion bar and strut installed?  
> 
> As it stands now, I need to realign the hinges like you said, then I'll 
> have a better chance of realigning the doors.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Brandon
> Vin 3323 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> wrote:
> >
> > To answer you question about aligning the striker pins, aka, latch
> > pins, it is not easy. The torsion bar should have been adjusted 
> and........
>




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