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    Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    That white is beautiful...it gives a very deep look to the car.

    Sorry I don’t think we helped much, but glad you figured it out. I would not have expected a shim that thick to fit. All that matters is that it works, though!
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    Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    Quote Originally Posted by CJD View Post
    That white is beautiful...it gives a very deep look to the car.

    Sorry I donít think we helped much, but glad you figured it out. I would not have expected a shim that thick to fit. All that matters is that it works, though!
    And as it turns out, the RH door fit with no shimming required! Go figure...

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    Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    Looking at your door photo I think you could have moved the fender forward a little to even the gap at the top plenum area . A thiner shim would give you a better gap at the B pillar but if your happy with it that's all that matters. I see you have taken the latest instructions from the United Nations about how to address a group Y'all.

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    Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    Looks great. I have always liked the way the TR3 looks in white.
    The difference in the door gap is due to what happened to the tub in an earlier life. When I got my TR3 the drivers door would not fit by 1/4" and the passenger door gap was 1/2" too big.
    Took a lot of work to get the doors to fit.

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    Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    Yeah, on the two LTD studs...very astute! The paint shop filled them in, much to my annoyance today. Easier than dealing with a drip I guess. What that means practically is that not only do I have to re-drill the holes, which is easy, but if I start drilling and am even close to the old hole, the drill bit will prefer the softer filler and wander in, leaving an elongated mess. Ask me how I know!

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    Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    yes start with finding the old hole from inside maybe a mirror and drill a very small hole then work that out with small crafty rate tail files.

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