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Coupe Door aligment

Post by stevmale » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:40 am

Hello all.

The drivers door on my new coupe is difficult to shut and appears to have dropped.

The door hinge bolts are tight and there is no movement in the hinge pins , but I have lift the door to close it.

Before I start removing anything , is there access to the rear of the hinges or is it necessary to cut a access hole .
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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:44 am

In the footwell there are panels behind the carpet
But first check the integrity of the out riggers as any movement will cause the body to change shape

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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:52 am

Check the rigidity of the door edge fibreglass although bolts are tight etc lift the door up & down with it open and see if it moves.


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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by *JP* » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:55 am

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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by stevmale » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:49 pm

Hello all .

Checked for movement in the door frame : its looks ok.

Checked for corrosion or fractures in the body door support : nothing blindingly obvious.

But removed the door rubber seal , which looks new . and the door alignment has improved.

Is there a specific door seal type and size for the coupe , when I compare the seal to the se5 or 6 it looks simular.


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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:17 am

I think the profile is the same, though I haven't my cars in the same garage at the moment to compare.
If you need thinner, Woolies sell every rubber seal imaginable.

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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by greeny » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:23 am

*JP* wrote:For a moment I thought that was Greeny's car...

I thought she had a twin!!!!!


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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:46 am

The seals provided by some traders are not only the wrong profile in my opinion but are not wide enough to sit on the GRP aperture which is thicker than steel bodied cars


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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by ScimmyMike » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:40 pm

Coupe' Racing wrote:The seals provided by some traders are not only the wrong profile in my opinion but are not wide enough to sit on the GRP aperture which is thicker than steel bodied cars
I'd agree there Steve, my GTE ones are ok most of the way round where it's plastic trim and opening but not at theB post position, will be doing some measuring for the coupe when I get them ordered.


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Re: Coupe Door aligment

Post by RetroMan » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:14 pm

On my 68 Coupe the rear of the door hinges could be accessed via removable panels on the A-pillar, access to the panels being from the front wheel-well.

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