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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 04:05 PM
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doors fiting, and smoking

i have a 7- cj7 and i think the frame and is bent, so therefore the doors like a 1/4 inch from fitting, wanting so suggestions. also white smoke is comming from my headers gasket area, is this ok
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 04:15 PM
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Re: doors fiting, and smoking

1. White smoke?
a. That's not good... unless it's just condensation.
b. Does it disapage?
c. Are you loosing coolant?
d. How's the engine temp.
2. Hard door Aingment:Hard door adjustment is pretty simple provided:

1. Tub is "square," not twisted out of alignment.
2. Windshield is square with the tub.
3. Hard door locks are adjusted, lubed and working correctly (translation: you don't have to slam the doors to get them to shut tightly.)
4. Body Bushings are ALL good.

Here's how I adjust my hard doors:

1. Make sure Hardtop lip is level all the way around the body.
2. Make sure the Windshield angle is the same on the right and left sides.
3. Loosen ALL hinge bolts, on the body and the doors.
4. Finger tightens all bolts.
5. Cut strips to cardboard 1" wide, and combine them so it makes a strip about 1/4"; high.
6. Tape the strip to the bottom of the door tub lip, extending on up to the latch area.
7. Slowly close the door adjusting the door so that it just clears the cardboard.
8. Examine the front hard door skin edge in relation to the body. The skin should not be touching the tub, but have about 1/8"; to 1/4"; gap between the two.
9. The Hard door should hang vertically, and the rear door skin edge should be evenly gaped with the body.
10. By using these rules of thumb you should be able to get a good closure of the doors.
11. Don't forget to makes sure they fit tight against the tub with the hardtop removed.
12. Once fitted, now adjust the windshield as necessary or use sticky backed foam seal to make up the gap between the leading edge of the upper hard door and the windshield frame.
13. Fit the hardtop and make sure it's now square with the hard doors.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 04:32 PM
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Re: doors fiting, and smoking

the temp is good, coolant is good,

the tub is bent up i believe, the whole front of the jeep is bent up. but nothing is twisted.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 08:23 PM
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Re: doors fiting, and smoking

I had a problem with my drivers side door fitting on my yj.Like the opening was to small for the door by a 1/4".Frame ok,no obvious damage to tub.I removed the 2 body mounts under door area and jacked body up and door fit opening.Everthing else on body seems to be inline.I put some steel washers[took about 1/2"-3/4" worth] inbetween bushings and body and retighted bolts.I have since ordered a new set of body mounts.
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Re: doors fiting, and smoking

First and foremost, fill out your profile so we know what we're talking about.

What does the smoke smell like? Antifreeze and oil cause very different smells.

Do you have the dreaded plastic valve cover on a 258? They are notorious for leaking oil on the exhaust and cause engine fires, part of why 258 engines are so plentiful in salvage yards.
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Re: doors fiting, and smoking

Okay, dumb question you have a hardtop?

If its a softop, chances are that the hinges need to be adjusted on the door frames.

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