Front wing rubbing door edge

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Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby Boomlander » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:39 pm

Hi All,
Jethro's passenger door is rubbing the front wing at the bottom hinge position when opening and closing and the paint is being removed.
Can I shim the bottom door hinge or do I have to reposition the front wing to alter the gap? :-?


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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby RobThomas » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:10 pm

You can undo the bottom 2 and the bolt immediately above and then lever the wing bottom/rear edge forwards enough to get it clear. Easiest option, IMHO.
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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby kennatt » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm

you can do either or both, but why has it started,worn hinge, collapsing door frame ,whats the other side ie rear door/ frame gap like

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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby Boomlander » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 pm

kennatt wrote:you can do either or both, but why has it started,worn hinge, collapsing door frame ,whats the other side ie rear door/ frame gap like
The passenger side door has had almost no use since 2011 and I have just noticed that the gap is very narrow between the door and wing. There is no damage or corrosion and the drivers door is fine. :-?


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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby Boomlander » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:49 am

Bought a set of stainless steel door hinge shims.
1mm thick and easy to fit - should do the trick......watch this space! :wink:


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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby Sleeper » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:45 am

Still watching this space......

Thinking of purchasing.

John ;-)

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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby darrenj » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:32 am

If the shims work I will get some as my rear door rubs on the post at the bottom, means I wont have to keep touching up chipped paint,😃

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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby Sleeper » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 am

Was going to order some this morning, but will cut up some plate 2"x2" and insert them to give me some idea of how much shimming I need first...

John ;-)

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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby Sleeper » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:35 am

darrenj wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:32 am
If the shims work I will get some as my rear door rubs on the post at the bottom, means I wont have to keep touching up chipped paint,😃
Could be the top hinge pin...is the door dropping ?
Hope it's not rust at the bottom of the B pillar...

John ;-)

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Re: Front wing rubbing door edge

Postby darrenj » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 am

No rust on pillar, very sound, but I'm not convinced the door is right and all the bright work around the top isn't sitting right, but I'm saving it for a sunny day, it does drop slightly and I've just noticed the bar type hinge bit is missing, more bits to source😀,


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