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Re: Door has dropped

These are quite large doors, so it's entirely possible that given it's the door that's had most use, that the hinge has worn and allowed more play to enter the equation. Also, some use the door to lean on for entry & exiting the car - placing more stress on the hinges.

There is the possibility that the door hinge can be adjusted to bring it back into 'true', but it is quite an involved job that brute force & ignorance will just exacerbate the problem.

If the pins need replacing, it's a 2/3 person job, as the door needs to be supported whilst each pin needs tapped-out, and replaced in turn.

Naturally, once the door has been repaired, I'd suggest painting the sill and the base of the door to prevent corrosion from becoming a problem.



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