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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2001, 10:40 AM
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hard door problems

i recently removed my hard doors and put my half doors on. but when i went to put the hard doors back on, the drivers side door wont close. it doesnt reach the striker, but just barely. i know i put the strikers back on correctly, and ideas?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2001, 10:50 AM
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Re: hard door problems

One question do you have the old or new style strickers. You said half doors so you must be talking about wrangler doors. So you must have the new strickers. The door size didnt change by taking them off. Adjust that stricker until it works.

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Re: hard door problems

Were the stirker assemblies OEM or were they aftermarket? Could you post a little more information as to how the striker and the door latch are out of position with each other? Such as, vertically or horizontally, and how far it is out of place.

1. Compare the right and left door closing. Do both doors close into the tub so that the outside doorskin is flush with the tub. IF so, good. If not.. that's the starting point.

3. Does the door hang correctly on the hinges. The hinges can, and do move. Looking at the door closed tight agains the tub, does the front edge follow the line of the tub without touching, and is there equadistance between the tub on the leading and rear edges of the door? There should be. Now look at the bottom of the doorskin, is the gap equadistance beteen the doorskin and the tub? If not it should be.

Corrrect these problems before modification to the striker position.

4.. Assuming the doorskin is flush with the tub, then the only recorse is to move the striker. Compare the two stirkers, right and left sides. Are both stirkes at the same place on the tub verticlly and horizontally?

5. You can move OEM strikers easily:
a. Heat the stiker with a propane torch. This loosens the thread lock.
b. Using a small hammer, move the stirker to the desired location.
c. Let the stirker cool, an the threadlock will agian be enabled.
e. If you need to move the striker in or out in relationship to the tub door edge you can do so by heating and using a torex socket to spin the bolt adjuster.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2001, 12:21 PM
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Re: hard door problems

Like mentioned above, you can use the hinge. Lossen the bottom hinge (the one on the door) and you will be able to adjust the door to fit properly.

My two sets of doors hang differently as well...

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