Lotus Elan

door alingment

PostPost by: street » Sun May 21, 2023 8:47 pm

Any helpful tips on aligning doors, , I'm low on rear bottom edge (below door strike) and high on quarter light.

Maybe daft question, but assume shims only move door in/out and dont affect the up/down.

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PostPost by: jono » Mon May 22, 2023 7:40 am

The hinge mounting holes in the door jambs are oversized so there should be sufficient wriggle room to get a decent fit?

Have to tried simply slackening to the nuts on the hinge studs inside the car and moving the hinges - I find small timber wedges are handy to get the fit and gaps right before tightening up.
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PostPost by: Donels » Thu May 25, 2023 7:21 pm

My +2 body is in the paint shop and doors have been aligned ok but the centre of the door sticks out about 5 mm proud of the sill. This would not be a problem if I was using the stainless sill trim pieces but I’m not. So….I’m thinking of getting them to slit the door bottom, pull the skin in and reglass a bit like the procedure done on 2 seater doors.

Anyone else done this or see a problem?

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