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Door Adjustment on a BN1

TonyR

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The rear of the driver's door is sticking out by about 3/16" and looks unsightly.
How do I re-align the door to it's correct position?
 

roscoe

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Are you sure it is a hinge alignment issue. It can also be the door latch. The latch post is adjustable by moving the plate it is attached to, at least on my BN2. Adjusting the hinges is a trial and error process. I find it is mostly error and trial with success only after hours of fidgeting. This is because you have to back-off the hinge screws in either the door pillar or on the door side, tap the door with a mallet to get it to move a bit, snug the screws and try the door. It took me so long at the end of my rebuild that now that they are a bit out after 5K miles, I find it doesn't bother me as much as it used to.....
 
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Yes, I believe it's the door latch that needs adjusting.
I have slackened the latch post on the B pillar but find it has limited travel.
Can the latch in the door be adjusted?
 

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If the door latching mechanism is the same on a BN1 as a BT7, then I don't believe you can adjust the door latch itself. However, the post on the B pillar should have enough travel to get the door lined up. You might try removing the post completely and seeing what is limiting the travel.

Also, are you sure the door is closing all the way. The door latch should stick into the hole on the post (not just catch the ridge).
 

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I enlarged the holes in the rear door pillar so that the plate holding the latch post could be moved more than what is normally the range. Some may say that's cheating, but you can't seen it and I prefer to think there are no rules for stuff like this. I do what works.
 

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"I do what works."
So did Jensen when they built them in the first place.
 

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Awesome! It's always nice to hear back that things got solved in the end.
 
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