1974 Nova SS
Ya passenger side is pretty good. I’m not sure. It didn’t seem like it was a hit from what I have seen. I may take it all the way down to metal to see what I have.Passenger side door looks good. You think it got hit on the DS? Doesn't look at all mangled underneath, from what I noticed.
Ya I ordered another set of pins and sleeves for and also a new door striker cause mine looks worn out. But I did put the jack under it and it moved it some so when I get those new parts in I will see where it sits and maybe do more as needed. Honestly I think it was crap back then I just didnt notice haha. But it’s a old car with new stuff on it so not everything will line up right. But I will do my best to get it close and go from there.I don't remember my gaps either when I removed the doors and experienced the same issue. New bushings and pins, door was tight. My 72 has welded hinges and the only thing that came to mind is closing the door as much as possible but enough room to put a short 2x4 under the flat bottom part of the door and taking a small jack to it. It worked. Not a whole lot you can do.
The other possibility is the new door skin has changed things up as far as the gaps go. How does the top window frame look as far as alignment goes. The new skin would not have impacted that alignment.
Yep my passenger side is good but that driver side was just a little wider than I would like. Hopefully it all comes out good.Nice work, same situation here on the door/quarter gap. Passenger side is perfect and the driver side is wide. The driver side door is perfect with the fender but the fender only goes back so far till it hits the rocker. Looking forward to how it comes out.
Ya I’m not sure either, I do wish the door had some adjustability at the hinges. But I don’t mind fixing this gap. I’m hoping the rest will be close. I’m not going 100 perfect at all gaps but I definitely don’t want a 5/16 gap.Sometimes I wonder if the door was severely sprung. The detent bracket was broke and the spring was gone. Not that it has that much to do with it but I think the hinges got bent causing the gap. The welded hinges offer no adjustment and you can get the fender to look good to the door. But the door and the quarter panel doesn't.
Ya I thought about using the all metal or durglass. So I figured I would get that joint welding and would feather it out more with the All metal which will be my next step. Ya that spot is a crappy one and it always seems to be a spot where trouble happens. I’m hoping to figure out a way to try and seal that up but it’s tight in the inside. I have seam sealer from eastwood that I’m going to try in get all in there so we shall see.Looks good! I can't even tell where the joint is in the 2nd picture. I don't know if I would have chased that mismatched wheel lip with the welder. Duraglas comes to mind for that job...and any additional tweaks on the door lips? That area between the quarter and outer wheel well above the wheel always bugs me. its such a moisture trap and about impossible to seal from the inside or outside. I kind of wish I had used some good panel adhesive through that area to completely seal it.
If that's a HF flanger/punch, I have the same thing. The hole punch doesn't work anymore. I must have tried to punch something too thick.