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Adjusting Spridget Doors


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Is there a simple how to guide to adjusting BE/Spridget Door Gaps. The PS on Bugsy was simple to do but the DS is giving me fits. Front Bottom of door is in 1/4" too far and I had lower hinge plate screw on door kicked to the left and out I think as far as it will go.


Something is probably bent and you may have to do some to get it right yourself.

Spacer between the door and hinge?


Obi Wan
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After looking at your door a bit I think you just have some reluctant screws and plates. I would loosen everything with the door open (how else?) and work it around a bit to make sure everything moves. I didn't see any damage, but there may be some parts that have become really good friends...break up that friendship with a little WP!


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Thanks for your input. Rut and his Wife Jo stopped by and met Bugsy IV on Tuesday. Rut was on a quest from Alabama to Washington Courthouse, OH, about 45 minutes away, to pick up a frame. Well he got the frame, suspension, engine, and tranny for his TR-4 Project and we got to spend a few minutes together. Unfortunately I didn't have time during a work from home day to buy him and his lovely bride lunch. Rut I owe you one. Really nice to put a face with a name I chat with on a regular basis. Played more with the door last night and getting it dialed in. This one was way off. I took it apart. got all of the hinges and tapping plates to loosen up as well as the striker plate and I'm real close now. Need to play with it a little bit more and then one to some more things on the punchlist. Like brakes that need rebleeding.

My potential buyer for Bugsy II is waffling. I cannot get OH to give me a Title for Bugsy II as I do not have a copy of the cars last Registration from 31 years ago. Paper copies of Registrations are no longer available from Canada and PO who had cancer is not returning any messages. I may be listing Bugsy II on E-Bay as a Bill of Sale Car only this weekend. Only other option is to file a claim in Common Pleas Court to ask a judge to issue an order to the state to grant me a title. A PITA. No clue how long that process would take. I need driveway space and don't want the car sitting outside under a tarp. This one is salvageable, tons of parts and all the new sheetmetal and a hardtop to go with it. No engine and tranny. Drop in your choice of engine and tranny and away you go.
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