<VV> Early Convertible doors question

Dusty Steinberg noahsarkinc at earthlink.net
Tue May 5 18:32:17 EDT 2015

One trick would be to spray the hinges and post/door frame with a contrasting paint color, and once the door is removed, reattach the hinge using the paint marks, and then drilling the 1/8" pilot holes.  I suggest that you drill 2 on the body side, top and bottom, so the index marks will be exact.  Also, check the gaps, and take pictures before taking the doors off.  On one of my cars, I didn't realize how tight the gaps were until I rehung the doors after painting.  Had I realized it sooner, I could have ground the edge of the door to give more clearance.  To do this, you grind more than necessary, and then weld the door skin edge to create a rounded edge, like the factory rolled edge.  This is an old body man trick to fixing a too tight of a gap problem. 
Paul in CT

-----Original Message-----
>From: Nick R via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Sent: May 5, 2015 5:13 PM
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>Subject: <VV> Early Convertible doors question
>Greetings from Texas
>I plan on taking the doors off of my Early Convertible to paint the jambs.
>The fit is fairly nice now. I was going to index the hinges by drilling an
>1/8" hole through the hinge into the body. This way I will have a better
>baseline for final alignment when I reinstall the doors. But the way the
>hinges are made doesn't allow for this convenience due to the angles. Does
>anyone on here have experience performing this operation? I would
>appreciate any advice that will help me keep the alignment close to where
>it is.
>Thanks, Nick Raeber
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