RE: [DMCForum] Torsion bar adjustment
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RE: [DMCForum] Torsion bar adjustment


Sorry, yes.  Open the door and use the prop rod to hold it all the way open
and then remove the struts.

If you use the prop rod I sent a link for, it clicks into place and then you
twist the feet at the end to get it snug.  You need the feet to sit in the
edge of the door, while it is up, and the rocker panel of the car.  Take
some time here and make sure it is set right and is snug.  After you remove
the struts tighten the prop rod up some more if you can. 

If you plan on doing both doors at the same time you will need two prop
rods.  We forgot that part. :)  If you do the torsion bar plate
reinforcement like I sent you the link for you will need two prop rods. 

That door is extremely heavy and will seriously injure you if you it comes
down suddenly.  It could also take a finger or hand off if your hand is on
the edge of the door opening and it comes down on you.

Did I mention the door can be dangerous? :)


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ryan Wright
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:43 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Torsion bar adjustment

Thanks Greg.

Do the lift struts need to be removed?


On 10/11/05, timnagin <timnagin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ryan,
> It's not hard to do at all.  I have the plans somewhere to build the jig
> can't find them right now.
> I bought an extendible door prop from Northern Tools.  If the following
> doesn't work then search on "cargo bar."
> =6970&productId=12114&R=12114
> The bar needs to be placed between the door and the sill plate, not the
> ground.  This is easier to do with the louvers and engine cover off of the
> car.  I used a breaker bar and two extensions, which I think are about two
> feet long each.
> Two guys can do it but three would be better.  Check the grooved end of
> torsion bar to make sure it isn't mushroomed out.
> Wait, grooved?  Mushroom?  This ain't no 70's party! ;)
> This wasn't very hard for us to do and I have done this a few times.
> you do anything, use a Sharpie to draw a line across the end of the
> bar and plate so you have a beginning reference point.
> I hope that made sense, kinda tired here.
> Greg

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