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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2016, 02:47:45 AM »
Have you quartered the car? Are you going to?
If you are not then align your rear edge gap, leave the gaps a little larger than spec if the metal is bare.
I use gap spacers made from wooden dowels shaved to the correct thickness.
I tape them in place and usually leave the rear of the door about 3/16 high to compensate for weight of glass and regulators etc.

PERFECT GAPS require welding and filing.
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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 02:43:19 PM »
Have you quartered the car? Are you going to?
If you are not then align your rear edge gap, leave the gaps a little larger than spec if the metal is bare.
I use gap spacers made from wooden dowels shaved to the correct thickness.
I tape them in place and usually leave the rear of the door about 3/16 high to compensate for weight of glass and regulators etc.

PERFECT GAPS require welding and filing.
Yes, new quarters. Assembled on a jig with OE rockers from another 69. It was the same before the work was done. I like your idea of the wood blocks. I'll make a few out of wood or plastic.
I'm not going for perfect gaps, just real close and symmetrical.
I'm going to leave the gaps about 1/16" larger to account for paint etc.
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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2016, 04:44:11 PM »
usually leave the rear of the door about 3/16 high to compensate for weight of glass and regulators etc.

I hang weight inside the door so it is "loaded". Now it can be gapped as it should be and bodylines aligned.

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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2016, 05:53:57 PM »
usually leave the rear of the door about 3/16 high to compensate for weight of glass and regulators etc.

I hang weight inside the door so it is "loaded". Now it can be gapped as it should be and bodylines aligned.
How many lbs do you use?
Dave
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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2016, 07:23:38 PM »
Accurately Loading the door would be difficult as weight from one end to other would vary the hang as the leverage would increase as the weight approaches the rear of the door (further from the fulcrum)

with that stated how much and where to place weight?
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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2016, 09:02:35 PM »
Accurately Loading the door would be difficult as weight from one end to other would vary the hang as the leverage would increase as the weight approaches the rear of the door (further from the fulcrum)

with that stated how much and where to place weight?
20-25lbs and 2/3back. 67's have vent windows for which to accommodate too.  I'm aware of weight distribution and fulcrums and how they apply to tasks. I've done it your way too over the past 30 years, but leave them high after blocking and establishing midlines like on 7's and 8's, or any other model car. If show gaps are done on a car being delivered unassembled, I also tell customers to be careful opening a door set high as it may be very tight until loaded. Exact drop of a door may vary; I cannot predict the exact amount every door will drop after assembly..

If you set your doors .1875 high, then just add weight until it drops .1875.






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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2016, 09:07:35 PM »
I'm going to leave the gaps about 1/16" larger to account for paint etc.

Do not leave excessive primer on panel edges. Touch them off so as they have minimal mil thickness prior to sealing and topcoating.

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Re: Door to Rocker alignment. End of adjustment.
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2016, 10:18:06 PM »
Perfect. Thanks. I'll keep that in mind about the primer thickness. I know I have a tendency to leave it thicker.
Dave
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Z23 711 U17 Hugger Orange
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