<VV> Re-hang a door alone?

MarK Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 11:40:56 EST 2015

I haven't replaced my door hinges yet, found some NOS ones, but plan to use
a couple of scissors jacks but also I am going to stabilize the door from
above with a couple of winch straps through the door window opening,
hanging those off the garage door rails.

Also remember that when you remove a door, the body of the car will shift
unless you stabilize that with jack stands.

Mark the hinges on the frame and door so you install them in the same
place, as a start.
 Mark Durham
Hauser, Idaho
62 Monza coupe Red/Red 4 speed

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:29 AM, corvairduval--- via VirtualVairs <
virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> I was a body guy and I did support many a door with a floor jack and
> block(s) of wood.
> As Bryan says, support on the flat part of the door is better than
> balancing on the pinchweld, unless you make a slot in a block of wood to
> hold the pinchweld. But you still have to be careful of not marring the
> outer doorskin doing that.
> Original email:
> -----------------
> From: Kinzelman, Andy via VirtualVairs virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:47:05 -0600
> To: ivaldes at hal-pc.org, virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Subject: Re: <VV> Re-hang a door alone?
> Ignacio,
> I am not a body guy - but I have used a standard floor jack (with some wood
> to protect the door edge) to support the weight of a door as I adjust it.
> That seems to work well enogh for me.
> Andy K.
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