Fitting a new car door

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by BrianC, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. BrianC

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    Been asked by a mate to help fit a new rear car door onto his car before he gets it resprayed. However while I'm comfy with swapping over the electrics and so on I'm not sure about how easy it is to get the door straight and the shut lines sweet. Easy or hard job?
     
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    Hmm, it all depends really, hinge wear, age/compression of door seals, wear and tear on the lock and striker plate etc. If the old door fitted well I'd be tempted to leave its hinges on the B post and fit the replacement door to those and see how you go, possibly swap the lock over form the old door as well. Still might need to spend time adjusting the hinge, striker plate etc. which can be bit of a faff as you can't adjust them with the door closed so be prepared for a bit of trial and error!
     

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