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Old 04-01-2021, 05:43 AM
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I know that the gaps weren't perfect when new but I think there's room for improvement. It only needs to be a little better.
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Old 04-01-2021, 05:53 AM
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Looks good to me Kenny!
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:33 PM
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Thanks. I'm gaining on it.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:09 PM
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Kenny .. is the cab bolted solid down ?? that can alter door gaps

may be hinge alignment as well. Things do sag after 50-60years - ask Dolly
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Old 04-01-2021, 05:21 PM
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A sheet metal shim behind the hinge is a good way to adjust. Move the shims in or out helps with hinge bind if you run into that.
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:02 PM
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My 2 cents...
If the belt lines line up you are golden.
A little round rod goes a long way to getting your gaps.
Most likely the cab is out of square. Hinges will sag but doors donít usually become un square.
Looking good kenny. You can get there from here.
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:54 PM
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Thanks guys. I beat on it tonight and I'm happy with it. I put a piece of 3" channel across the passenger door opening and one across the top of the door at the rear and a 3" block of wood in the door jam at the bottom rear. Then I pulled the top in with a ratchet strap. That got the twist out. After that I pulled the hinge pins and the plates out of the jams. I bent them a little in the press and put them back together. Now I have 3/16" gap front and rear. . After that I pulled the door latch out and fixed a crack in the linkage and straightened the bent pieces. It works better. Now on to the passenger side.
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Old 04-02-2021, 06:55 AM
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Persistence pays off, the other one should go way quicker after doing the first one.
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:12 AM
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Thanks guys. I beat on it tonight and I'm happy with it. I put a piece of 3" channel across the passenger door opening and one across the top of the door at the rear and a 3" block of wood in the door jam at the bottom rear. Then I pulled the top in with a ratchet strap. That got the twist out. After that I pulled the hinge pins and the plates out of the jams. I bent them a little in the press and put them back together. Now I have 3/16" gap front and rear. . After that I pulled the door latch out and fixed a crack in the linkage and straightened the bent pieces. It works better. Now on to the passenger side.
when the masses say "they are only original once" this is probably what they mean haha.

i am saving this post for the next prewar!
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Old 04-02-2021, 02:52 PM
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Persistence pays off, the other one should go way quicker after doing the first one.
I think someone said stubborness. Yes the other one has to be easier. Thanks for the help and support everyone.
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