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Doors where hard to close without the weather door seals. But with them on they will not close. The body plates more but not enuff on the cab? I need HELP.

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  • smokeylane52 Dec 09, 2010

    1952 f1 ford dose not us a torx bit for adjustment.
    These hinges are external.
    Do these need a plate behind the door hinge,as they only move in and out 1/16".
    I have been told to bend the hinge.But this scares me.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 09, 2010

    The door hits before you reach the striker plate.So making an adjustment there will not fix the problem.Door hits the a post first.
    Need a new expert.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 09, 2010

    As I have already stated there is 1/32" movement on the adjusting plate the the body A post.It moves until it hits the body post.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 09, 2010

    The door hits the door frame about 4" before the door comes close to the B post.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 09, 2010

    The full movement in the A post is just 1/32" tell it stops moving.
    These are exposed hinges so you can see the movement.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 09, 2010

    These bodys are exposed hinges.There are no tork bit for the T55 bit.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 10, 2010

    You are showing internal hinges.

    MINE ARE EXTERNAL.

    Side to side adjustment is 1/32".

    So you pictuers are of no use.

    Again this is a 1952 ford truck f1.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 12, 2010

    As I have stated 1/32" side to side.

    These are external hinges.

    So this is not going to work.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 12, 2010

    This is a extarnel hinge.There is 1/32" side to side movemant.
    1952 ford f1 pickup.

  • smokeylane52 Dec 13, 2010

    No the doors were not replaced.

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Adjust the door striker. You have 1/32 of an inch of play??? Really??? That calculates to 1/64 from top to bottom. Say what you will, but I believe the door positioning in relation to the door hinges is compromised by lack of mechanical aptitude. Just a thought.

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Hi!!
The doors Hinges or Striker need to be adjusted to make up for the weatherstrip thickness. To do this, loosen the hinge-to-door bolts for lateral adjustment only. Loosen the hinge-to-body bolts for both lateral and vertical adjustment.
FRONT DOORS Doors where hard to close without the weather door - 1kbron_78.gif
REAR DOORS
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BEFORE YOU START:

  • Determine which hinge bolts are to be loosened and back them out just enough to allow movement.
  • To move the door safely, use a padded pry bar. When the door is in the proper position, tighten the bolts to 19-25 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm) and check the door operation. There should be no binding or interference when the door is closed and opened.
  • Door closing adjustment can also be affected by the position of the lock striker plate. Loosen the striker plate bolts and move the striker plate just enough to permit proper closing and locking of the door.
TO ADJUST ON A: F-150, F-250, Expedition and Navigator
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT
  • Loosen the front door hinge to front door bolts.
  • Adjust the front door alignment.
  • Tighten the front door hinge to front door bolts to 19-25 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm).

FRONT DOOR FORE AND AFT ADJUSTMENT Check the rear door hinge adjustment before adjusting the front door hinge.
  • Remove the front fender.
  • Loosen the front door hinge to body bolts.
  • Adjust the front door alignment to specification.
  • Tighten the front door hinge to body bolts.
  • Install the front fender.

1999-00 F-Super Duty Models
DOOR ADJUSTMENT The following procedure is for performing fore, aft, up, down and tilt adjustments.
  • Remove the door striker.
  • Loosen the bolts only enough to allow for slight door movement.
  • Carefully close and adjust the door until flush with the adjacent body panels.
  • Carefully open the door and tighten the bolts.
  • Re-install and adjust the door striker.
  • Check the door for proper operation and alignment.
STRIKER ADJUSTMENT Mark the position Doors where hard to close without the weather door - 1kbron_48.jpgr before loosening.
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  • Loosen the striker retaining bolts.
  • Adjust the door striker and tighten the striker retaining bolts.
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Posted on Dec 10, 2010

  • Rene J Solis Dec 12, 2010

    When we first see the question, all we see is the original question, after we answer it, we can see your comments. I know it is frustrating having the same answer over and over, the problem is on how the question was originally made, no make, model or year of vehicle nor previous tried solutions were provided. If you cancel this question and formulate a new question providing the info. I just pointed out, your chances of getting a solution for your problem will increase considerably.



    Going back to your original problem: What do you think about getting a thinner weatherstrip? Even if it is not for your specific vehicle. As long as it lets you close those doors. It may save you the headaches.



    Good luck!

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Sounds like these doors were replaced at one time recently. Were they not?

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Do you see the u-shaped bar on the B pillar where the doors closing mechanism clips? You may need to adjust this outward by loosening the 2 bolts that hold it in place and nudging it over. If there is no room to play with this, then you might benefit from placing the flat end of a lug nut wrench into the opening created by the U-shpaed bar and prying it over. when you attempt to close the door, see if the open clip on the door meets the B pillar U shaped bar. Test the closing mechanism on the door with a phillips screwdriver. With it opened, press the screwdriver into the mechanism the same way the U shaped bar presses into it when shutting the door. does it snap shut? if not, then the door mechanism is faulty.

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U need to ajust the strick pin that the latch close on i think its a T55 bit

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Adjust the door hinges if possible is the only solution ,if you do not know how to do this then a quick visit to a body shop will tell you or they will do it for you ,not a lot of money for this as its only a 5 minute job

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    Colin Stickland Dec 10, 2010

    sorry for dealy in answering but i do have to work as well ,anyway i thought about this earlier and when i say jose the body man when i went to drop a car off for a paint job i asked him ,like you do as all mechanics like a good talk over a coffee comparing notes and the like ,anyway he seems to think the problem is the door itself ,as they are so light they derorm around the part that the door hinges fix too on the door more so that the door pillar which is stronger .His solution was a new door and he said if i bring the car down he would have a look but i said it was on the internet answering page ,well he then said about pulling the door out a bit with a piece of wood in the door /pillar area and pushing on the door to pull the door itself outwards ,i have feeling what he means but i have never done this myself as i just send the vehicles to the body shop as i do not have all the tools or workshop for it

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