The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Work those trucks!




Share what you're up to this summer!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
13 registered members (55 SHAKER, gumbi, 561ton, 68ironhead, carbking, 3100Cummins), 290 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums47
Topics115,008
Posts912,478
Members42,075
Most Online940
Apr 5th, 2017
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: basham] #998015
Thu Jan 09 2014 04:54 AM
Thu Jan 09 2014 04:54 AM
B
bluedot38  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 497
fort worth texas
Thinking that Steele Rubber has some online videos on UTube as well, helpful info. MIke

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: 52Carl] #998194
Fri Jan 10 2014 12:44 AM
Fri Jan 10 2014 12:44 AM
B
basham  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 269
ohio
Looks like the drivers door seal is wrong. Don't know how I did that. Passenger door looks right, but will not shut either. I"ll try adusting it some more as i really have'nt messed with it. So, what's the best way to remove the new seal from the drivers door. Yes, doors are fun.

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: basham] #998221
Fri Jan 10 2014 02:38 AM
Fri Jan 10 2014 02:38 AM
5
52Carl  Offline
Master Gabster
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,966
Virginia
Originally Posted by basham
Looks like the drivers door seal is wrong. Don't know how I did that. Passenger door looks right, but will not shut either. I"ll try adusting it some more as i really have'nt messed with it. So, what's the best way to remove the new seal from the drivers door. Yes, doors are fun.

Pull and pray. The adhesive should stay on the door. The problem will be getting the seal off in bigger than shelled peanut sized pieces. I wouldn't worry about removing the adhesive from the door as it should be OK to add new adhesive over it.

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: 52Carl] #998223
Fri Jan 10 2014 02:50 AM
Fri Jan 10 2014 02:50 AM
B
basham  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 269
ohio
kinda what I figured. I'll get started. thanks.

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: basham] #998226
Fri Jan 10 2014 02:57 AM
Fri Jan 10 2014 02:57 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,644
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Had to take one of my rear door strips off the panel. I rubbed some gasoline on the side of it, peeled off what would come off then used a rag soaked in kerosene to get the rest of it off.

Not saying its the right way but its what I had in the shop and it worked. Kind of slow go but not that bad.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: Achipmunk] #998637
Sun Jan 12 2014 01:27 AM
Sun Jan 12 2014 01:27 AM
B
basham  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 269
ohio
After taking a look at the passenger side, it look like the seal is on correctly. I adjusted the door but it still won't close. when lifting up on the door i notice a little movemet. Now i think the hinge is not tight. Maybe it's just time to buy new hinges. Ouch.

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: basham] #998678
Sun Jan 12 2014 03:26 AM
Sun Jan 12 2014 03:26 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,644
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
basham, there is a tech tip for rebuilding the hinges. I've rebuilt quite a few of them for myself and for others. Just follow the tech tip...... I will say that if the pins are hard to come out then heat them, or take them to someone who can, and get them out without destroying the hinge body or the tongue. You can do it and save monneeeeeey.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: Achipmunk] #998695
Sun Jan 12 2014 04:50 AM
Sun Jan 12 2014 04:50 AM
B
basham  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 269
ohio
I've already rebuilt them. thers is still some slop.

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: basham] #998763
Sun Jan 12 2014 04:36 PM
Sun Jan 12 2014 04:36 PM
D
DADS50  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,375
Nevada

Re: door alignment on 53 [Re: basham] #998783
Sun Jan 12 2014 05:58 PM
Sun Jan 12 2014 05:58 PM
tclederman  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,911
Jarvisburg, NC
basham,

Did you rebuild them with over-sized pins? If thety are still loose, those pins were not over-sized enough.

I have successfully used these hinge-pin repair kits when I could not find tight enough over-sized pins.

As you have probably figured-out, if your pin holes are too "wallowed-out", new/replacement hinges will be needed.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 50 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  48bigtrucks 

Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1