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door adjustment problems #1304953
Thu Mar 28 2019 12:45 AM
Thu Mar 28 2019 12:45 AM
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bluesman  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 411
Central Missouri
I'm having trouble adjusting the doors on my 53 one ton.

I've read all the hints and posts I could find, and I'v studied the shop manual, but no help.

My problem is that the doors need to go OUT a bit. everything I've read about talks about moving the door up or down, or tilting it to get the correct gap around the door frame. But I need to go out, away from the center of the cab. I tried moving the hinges, but I can't get any movement in the direction I need.

The door is actually slightly below the surface of the cowl, not sticking out 1/16" the way it should.

Do I need new hinges? Or is there a way to enlarge the holes to be able to slide the hinges out?

If anyone has suggestions let me know. I'm desperate!


I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: door adjustment problems [Re: bluesman] #1305013
Thu Mar 28 2019 01:54 PM
Thu Mar 28 2019 01:54 PM
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Dusty53  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 475
North East Missouri, USA
Bluesman - don't get new hinges, I've read they are horrible to use, I "rebuilt" my hinges after reading about all the problems others have had. I purchased a set of new hinges before I read the stories. They are still on the shelf. There are youtube videos on rebuilding the hinges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKEOVGxcVpI&t=17s

Moving the doors "out" is going to require using all of the bolt clearance in the hinge plate, and there isn't much so you could remove the hinge and open up the width of the slotted holes. You could also take the bolts and reduce the diameter of the bolt under the head of the bolt for a distance greater in length than the thickness of the hinge plate to also get more "clearance". You can do it!


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: door adjustment problems [Re: bluesman] #1305035
Thu Mar 28 2019 06:20 PM
Thu Mar 28 2019 06:20 PM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 456
OR
Bend hinges to move door in Pic 1

Door out Pic 2

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move door out (1).jpg (53 downloads)

1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: door adjustment problems [Re: bluesman] #1305090
Fri Mar 29 2019 01:53 AM
Fri Mar 29 2019 01:53 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,966
Virginia
I had that same issue with one of my trucks and I did not want to bend the hinges (chicken). I used a die grinder to enlarge the hinge bolt holes to allow more movement. Worked like a charm.
Carl

Re: door adjustment problems [Re: 52Carl] #1305252
Sat Mar 30 2019 08:43 AM
Sat Mar 30 2019 08:43 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 456
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
I had that same issue with one of my trucks and I did not want to bend the hinges (chicken). I used a die grinder to enlarge the hinge bolt holes to allow more movement. Worked like a charm.
Carl


I recall that being a suggested workaround in the Factory Assembly Manual.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck

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