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1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures #1341599 Sat Jan 11 2020 08:52 PM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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I just got this truck and thought I would see if anyone knows what's going on and why it's happening. When the door is closed there is a fairly large gap between the door and frame starting about where the door handles are. It's the same for both doors. I believe the door has to go down a little but don't see how to adjust it.

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Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341605 Sat Jan 11 2020 09:34 PM
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klhansen Offline
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Looks like the door actually needs to go UP just a little bit. The belt molding should match up, but it actually doesn't look that bad. The main issue seems to be that the door latch striker needs to be adjusted inward a bit to get the door nearly flush with the body. It could be that the weatherstrip is too big to allow that however.

Adjustments up/down, front/back are made by moving the hinges a bit. They have slotted holes for front/back movement on the bolts behind the door panels, and for up/down the hinge bolts on the hinge pillar need to be loosened for adjustment. It can be frustrating, as an adjustment in one direction can throw the alignment off in another direction. In severe cases (not yours from the look of it) the hinge arms might need to be bent.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341616 Sat Jan 11 2020 10:05 PM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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Thanks for the reply.. I just thought that if it was flush at the top and the whole left side where hinges are then something must be holding the bottom out.. Pretty cold and windy here so I will have to wait til weather improves to see what I can do


Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341619 Sat Jan 11 2020 10:46 PM
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Coltonk , you have a PM in your in box.


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


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Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341652 Sun Jan 12 2020 01:11 AM
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52Carl Offline
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Raising the door so that beltline on the door is inline with the beltline on the cab will lessen the gaps. This is due to the fact that the doors are slightly tapered in shape. At the door handle level, the door is narrower than at the bottom of the door.
It looks like a fresh rebuild. Do you know if the hinges were rebuilt? All of them need it. The originals never got oiled for 60+ years.
New hinge pins will make door alignment not easier, but rather, possible.
Carl

Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341657 Sun Jan 12 2020 01:33 AM
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glenns towing Offline
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Is the door actually grabbing the stricker all the way? Looks like its only getting the first "click"?

Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: glenns towing] #1341681 Sun Jan 12 2020 05:38 AM
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klhansen Offline
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Originally Posted by glenns towing
Is the door actually grabbing the stricker all the way? Looks like its only getting the first "click"?

That was my thought. It's also possible that the door needs to be twisted if it's more closed at the top than at the bottom.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341751 Sun Jan 12 2020 06:52 PM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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Well I messed around with it a bit today and I'm convinced that the part mounted on door frame (not sure what it is called) is not the right one. The door latches OK but I don't think that what it latches to set far enough towards the interior and that's what is holding it out.

I never really messed much with the body of the vehicles so I'm making my best guess.


Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Justhorsenround] #1341752 Sun Jan 12 2020 06:53 PM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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I don't see any PM in my inbox. Can you please re-send?


Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341753 Sun Jan 12 2020 07:01 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
You already took care of it. Thank you.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

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