[DML] Re: Different Size Door Guides
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[DML] Re: Different Size Door Guides

Another point to consider. If you are adding the metal guide or are
changing from metal to plastic (or vice-versa) you will have to
readjust the torsion bar for the change in weight. Those metal guides
are (as Marty would say!) HEAVY. If you never had guides and are
installing the plastic ones an adjustment isn't necessary.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle_dmc@...> wrote:
> The holes are different. The metal ones go in with sheet metal screws,
> the plastic ones line up with rivnuts that are pre-drilled in the
> doors. If you start out with no guides (early car that missed the
> recall) you can use either, but it's difficult to switch from one to
> the other because the holes are not in the same location but are so
> close to the same that re-drilling doesn't work well. To convert you'd
> really have to weld up the holes in the doors and drill new ones. Or
go inside the door and use nuts on the inside.
> If you buy a new "parts" door it will be pre-drilled and have the riv-
> nuts for plastic guides.
> Dave S
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Shannon" <birdwells@> wrote:
> >
> > I bought some metal door guides to replace the plastic ones on my
> 1983
> > Delorean. It appears that the holes are different for the two guides.
> > Did the factory change the placement of the holes between the metal
> and
> > plastic door guides? Did they make metal door guides with the same
> > configuration as the plastic ones?
> >
> > Shannon
> > VIN 16113
> >

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