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Title: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on July 28, 2014, 12:27:31 PM
I am doing some fine tune adjustments to my Gold car and would like to get the driver headlight door to close a little tighter. Before I took the car apart and painted it the doors were perfect. I have the passenger door adjusted great but the drivers doors needs just about a 1/4" more adjustment to close properly. I have adjusted the plate on the cross member all the way rearward and that is not getting me the last little bit of adjustment. The vacuum canisters are OER repops that work great but was wandering if I have one that has a shaft that is a little too long. Anyone had that problem, or is there another place where I should be looking to adjust to get this last little bit of adjustment?

Thanks

Lawrence
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: Charley on July 28, 2014, 08:52:24 PM
I have found that when you run out of adjustment you can solve it with a pry bar, no really, not kidding. Take a look at it and see which way you need to tweak the bracket holding the canister. 
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: rszmjt on July 29, 2014, 12:55:01 AM
The painted headlight door actually has movement on the inner aluminum door/hinge assembly. There are some captive cage nuts on the inner. If you loosen the screws slightly and the small body nuts toward the fender end, you would be surprised how much you can move them, including up and down.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on July 29, 2014, 02:44:21 AM
The painted headlight door actually has movement on the inner aluminum door/hinge assembly. There are some captive cage nuts on the inner. If you loosen the screws slightly and the small body nuts toward the fender end, you would be surprised how much you can move them, including up and down.

Thanks I will look into that
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: jacmac on July 30, 2014, 11:38:55 PM
If you have a Chassis Service Manual, look at 12-3 ,-12-4.This is in the electrical-body & chassis section.Has rszmjt said you would be amazed at how much movement there is for adjustment!
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on July 31, 2014, 09:06:55 PM
If you have a Chassis Service Manual, look at 12-3 ,-12-4.This is in the electrical-body & chassis section.Has rszmjt said you would be amazed at how much movement there is for adjustment!

jacmac, I went to that section and don't see where I can adjust headlight doors for RS
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: jacmac on August 04, 2014, 10:16:08 PM
Look at "FIG 3"
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on August 05, 2014, 09:40:43 PM
Look at "FIG 3"

What sheet are you looking at?
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: jacmac on August 06, 2014, 12:19:01 AM
12-4  Fig. 3 "Headlamp Panel Adjustment"
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: rich69rs on August 06, 2014, 12:41:13 AM
A couple of related previous posts below that may be helpful:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=6850.0

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8300.30

Richard
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on August 07, 2014, 11:35:54 AM
12-4  Fig. 3 "Headlamp Panel Adjustment"
Apparently we are looking at different reference materials. My AIM is setup UPC 12 with subsections A,B,C,D and then several sheets per section. I.e. sheet 12 B4. I can't find anything 12-4 figure 3. Thanks for the effort
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: 69Z28-RS on August 07, 2014, 01:12:08 PM
jacmac referred you to the  "Chassis Service Manual, look at 12-3 ,-12-4."..  not the AIM...
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on August 07, 2014, 10:25:46 PM
jacmac referred you to the  "Chassis Service Manual, look at 12-3 ,-12-4."..  not the AIM...

Thank you!!! Would be helpful if I paid attention to the help.

Thanks Jacmac
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: jacmac on August 07, 2014, 11:09:25 PM
Your welcome!
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on August 08, 2014, 02:11:32 AM
I have adjusted every possible adjustment on the driver's side headlight door and the door still does not close up snug like the passenger side. I have to assume the shaft in the accuator too long. I am going to get another and put it in to see if this is better.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: Charley on August 08, 2014, 05:16:26 AM
Or you could do what I said earlier and tweek the bracket in the same direction that would make it just like shortening the actuator shaft.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: paceme on August 08, 2014, 04:12:53 PM
As Charley suggested, in the past I've tweeked the bracket to get the door to close the last 1/4 inch.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: rszmjt on August 09, 2014, 06:04:04 AM
Try switching the actuators side to side and see what happens. Also you might see if the inner door is rite up against the bumper, I had a Z28 a while ago I had to trim down the bumper.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on August 10, 2014, 02:10:40 PM
As Charley suggested, in the past I've tweeked the bracket to get the door to close the last 1/4 inch.
Before I took the car apart to paint it both doors shut perfectly. I hate to tweak an original part to make the door fit....at this point anyway. But may end up doing just that.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: 69Z28-RS on August 10, 2014, 05:15:21 PM
As Charley suggested, in the past I've tweeked the bracket to get the door to close the last 1/4 inch.
Before I took the car apart to paint it both doors shut perfectly. I hate to tweak an original part to make the door fit....at this point anyway. But may end up doing just that.

have you tried loosening all the relevant fasteners.. making sure it opens/closes easily, then carefully snugging them back ??
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: Charley on August 10, 2014, 06:44:52 PM
You won't even notice you tweeked it.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on August 11, 2014, 11:37:18 PM
The part to tweak is the cross bar that the rear of actuator attaches to, right?
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: jmcbeth on July 03, 2017, 10:36:11 AM
Did you ever figure out the problem? I am experiencing a similar problem. The actuator bottoms out before the door hits the rubber stop, leaving a gap on the outer edge of the opening in the grille. Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors
Post by: sixt9x33rs on July 23, 2017, 12:18:07 PM
No I have not figured it out. I did "tweak" the bar Charley was referring to and did not seem like it helped. Maybe I was tweaking the wrong part. I don't have the car home at the moment. It is at the shop and I have been working on other cars. Let me know if you fix your problem John.
Lawrence