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we've done a few and have come to know the 1st gen's pretty well.
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frame rail supports??

my car doors are a lil tight at top of gap, i think maybe the car has sagged?? or maybe a tow truck flexed it?? i would like to send you some pics in a couple of days and get your opinion.... car has been stored for almost 30 years.... want to start the resto, not sure what to do first ,,,, would like to drive while I fix.... comments??
 

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Convertible restoration

Your problem is indicative of a convertible with a lack of support in the inner rocker area and or floor braces.
If that is the case, you should not drive the car. If the top is up leave it that way. The car will need to be braced with the floor supported in such a way to even up the gaps.
Is the windshield cracked? If not it probably will crack if you drive the car and the droop will get worse until the doors will not open.
I'm not a body man and have never repaired a convertible in this condition. I have seen cars with this problem and I have walked away and would not buy one.
 
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