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Old 04-19-2021, 12:11 PM   #1
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Door alignment question

My driver side door is out of alignment, (it hangs low at the rear of the door. The hinges are good and the striker is new). I need to loosen the lower hinge where it bolts to the cab so I can move the door to the rear. My main question is, can this be done without removing the fender or is that the only way? TIA
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Door alignment question

Yes you can just take the door off.
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yes you can just take the door off.
I was trying to avoid doing that, but looks like that is my only option.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: Door alignment question

You can do it with the door on, I did. I had taken my doors off to replace the hinge with new ones. Then of course the doors needed adjustments. I was adjusting just about everything. The hinge bolts to the fender, hinge bolts to the door and the striker bolt. I finally got it right. The doors close very nice now, and they the lines look good and flush.
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You can do it with the door on, I did. I had taken my doors off to replace the hinge with new ones. Then of course the doors needed adjustments. I was adjusting just about everything. The hinge bolts to the fender, hinge bolts to the door and the striker bolt. I finally got it right. The doors close very nice now, and they the lines look good and flush.
I ended up shimming the bottom hinge about 1/16th of an inch and it worked perfect!
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I ended up shimming the bottom hinge about 1/16th of an inch and it worked perfect!
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:25 AM   #7
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Re: Door alignment question

With these trucks these wrenches are invaluable. But in SAE
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With these trucks these wrenches are invaluable. But in SAE
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:11 PM   #9
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Amazon has them
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Wished I would have know about these. I made due, but this could have made the job a bit easier.
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I got them on Amazon but I also have a few box end wrenches I put a vise heated and bent them .
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