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paulfosh
January 8, 2017, 11:43am Report to Moderator

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Hi has anyone got ant ideas on how to get over this problem, the door window quarter light frame is catching the windscreen surround at the top, you really have to slam the doors very hard, you can actually see the windscreen surround move by a good quarter inch, with or without the hood open or closed, no rot in the bulk head area, or around windscreen, tried moving door hinges as far as possible and no joy
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cliftyhanger
January 8, 2017, 12:41pm Report to Moderator

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You may need to shim under the bulkhead body mount (the one near the a post) totip the bulkhead forwards. In fact the last one I had like that just needed a new mounting bracket, as it had largely disappeared!
And chasing gaps becomes a full time job....


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Nick Jones
January 8, 2017, 7:46pm Report to Moderator

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What Clive says is one possibility.  However, you may be able to get enough adjustment on the quarter-light frame to resolve the problem and this won't have any knock-on effect on hood fit unlike shimming the bulkhead.

Nick


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