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Old 11-11-2014, 02:31 PM
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Default Hanging the doors

I started hanging the doors so i can bolt the cowl bar and brackets in. What a pain in the butt. Whatever i do i cant get them right. Im gonna have to modify the hinge plates to get more adjustment out of them. Ive read just about every post in the forums. Ill take any advise i can get. Thanks Richie
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:01 PM
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There are many posts about this part of the build in the A&C forum
It is frustrating
Take a deep breath
First thing make sure the legs of the cowl bar are on smooth fiberglass
That area is usually very wavy and not flat
Grind it flat
Start with the drivers door then proceed to the passenger side
You can flip the hinges during the trial and error of getting the figment correct
Someone even said that he cut the cowl bar in half then welded it after the doors were in place.
I did not do that but I can tell you the amount of times I had the doors on and off were more than I want to even think about it now, 14 years later.
I was about to start swinging a hammer.
Make sure the legs of the cowl bar are on a smooth surface and not bowed in.
You might have to grind some of the fiberglass on the inside walls of the body as well.
There can not be any restrictions on the cowl bar to be able to move a bit side to side to allow the doors to fit properly.
Good luck
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:18 PM
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Default Doors

I've done this on a A&C several times and all the parts work as they come. Give me a call if I can help you
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