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door gaps on my 68 camaro

 
robs1968 robs1968
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/21/13
11:09 PM

can i adjust my door gaps on my camaro without the weather stripping or do they need to be on the door  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5117 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 02/22/13
05:51 AM

I prefer to make adjustments with the weatherstrips, glass, trim, and latch in place. However fitting without weatherstrips usually works out OK, its just less accurate so some re-adjustment may be needed.  
idrivejunk

robs1968 robs1968
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/22/13
09:57 PM

thx's so much for the help.i adjusted the door before without the weatherstrips and painted and installed new weather strips and the door did not want to close.it seemed like it was in a bind.

thx's again  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
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Posted: 02/22/13
10:23 PM

You're welcome, and thats a common situation. If there are any places where it drags really bad rubber against rubber like at the U-seal, you can trim those a little with a razor blade while the rubber is still new, to prevent those spots from tearing up and getting too shaggy looking. Aftermarket stuff never will fit like GM stuff did. Anyway, its not unusual to have to slam the doors for a little while until the rubber flattens out some. Warmer weather will help, and you can always adjust the striker out a little for now then bring it back in once the new weatherstrips relax.  
idrivejunk

robs1968 robs1968
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Posted: 02/24/13
06:30 PM

thx's again,i will try it again.


robs1968 from ky  

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Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/24/13
08:11 PM

502?  
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tuffnuff tuffnuff
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Posted: 02/25/13
01:44 AM

Icon Quote68scott385:
502?

Confused

Smile  
When The Flag Drops.,.

tuffnuff

The Bull ***t Stops.,.
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68scott385 68scott385
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Posted: 02/25/13
09:56 AM

Icon Quote68scott385:
502?

Icon Quotetuffnuff:
Confused

Smile


Rob will understand.  
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tuffnuff tuffnuff
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Posted: 02/25/13
12:10 PM

OK.,. chuckles.

Smile  
When The Flag Drops.,.

tuffnuff

The Bull ***t Stops.,.
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idrivejunk idrivejunk
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Posted: 02/25/13
05:43 PM

Yeah if it has a big block that could sure cause door fitment issues  Shocked Especially if its a stick car.  
idrivejunk

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Posted: 02/25/13
06:28 PM

Icon Quoteidrivejunk:
Yeah if it has a big block that could sure cause door fitment issues  Shocked Especially if its a stick car.

uhm, no  
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idrivejunk idrivejunk
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Posted: 02/25/13
07:28 PM

I've seen it before. Thats just my best guess at what the number might represent in a discussion about door gaps.  
idrivejunk

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Posted: 02/25/13
10:54 PM

it's about location, geographically  
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