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Best way to reinstall doors/fender

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudhound72, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. mudhound72

    mudhound72 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, I just about have the drivers side patched up now, I need to reinstall the doors and fender on my burb, I am just wondering what is the best way to aline and just make everthing look good. I am also using all different fenders and doors.

    Any help would be nice :cool1:

    Thanks, Todd
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    hang and align your doors first to the qrters, etc... then your fenders to the doors.. then hood...

    you want to have the door hung nice before fender install because the hinge adjustment to the post sucks with the fender on.. the "in/out" adjustment where the hinges bolts to the door can be adjusted easy with fenders on...
     
  3. R72K5

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    you want dfront edge of door to tuck into behind back edge of fender so you will want to space back of denr out just enough, and also shim top rear corner with body shims until the gap vertical between door and fender is same top to bottom

    sometimes if have to shim too much then will require hole egg out at bottom back bolt hole in the cab frotn corner piece

    having to egg holes out is nothing out of ordinary, sometimes it has to be done, new or used

    good luck
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Paul gave you some good advise. :thumb: :thumb:

    I'm just gonna add...
    Rebuild the door hinges if needed.
     
  5. mudhound72

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    I hope today I can start to assembull this Burb today if everthing works out good with the rest of the patch panals for the floor and belt mount. Is it better to start with the rear door and work my forword or alline them at the same time.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    doh...

    didn't even realize it was a burb.. :o but the same theory applies, you always want to work off a fixed point.. such as a factory qrter and roof lines... if the back door is good to the qrter, just align the frt door to that one..... and so on..

    and i'd concur with Jerry, definitely a good time to make sure you have no slop in the doors.. good advice...

    any questions, shoot me a pm... :D
     

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