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How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« on: July 24, 2013, 10:34:44 PM »
How do I adjust the doors on an 80 Ford Pinto

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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 01:22:47 AM »
Are the door hinges tight & free of any slop? If not start there because worn hinges wont allow adjustment
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 08:51:13 AM »
I'm gonna have to change mine or rebuild them, door drops a bit when you open it, them doors sure are heavy..
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 12:29:31 PM »
I'm gonna have to change mine or rebuild them, door drops a bit when you open it, them doors sure are heavy..

I weighed rusty sedan doors & they were 76 pounds. Figure 80 pounds with door panels, cranks, etc.
 
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 04:19:05 PM »
you most likely will need new door striker bolts  as well .. the shaking up and down of the door will have broken the plastic sleeve ..

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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 08:07:00 PM »
That's a lot of weight hanging on those hinges, probably wouldn't hurt to change the striker bolts either..
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 08:19:56 PM »
Advance had the Help brand strikers cheap but I can't remember the part number
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 09:07:18 PM »
They shouldn't be too hard to find.
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 10:49:26 PM »
Thanks guys, my hinges are sloppy, any ideas where I could get new hinges.

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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2013, 08:08:42 AM »
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2013, 08:27:16 AM »
 The bushings aren't that difficult to replace. You can make a simple tool using a 'long' bolt & nut, some flat washers & a 3/8 drive socket.
 However if you want to go OEM-NOS there are enough 'just enough' available to do your car. PM me if you want more info.
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 10:22:07 AM »
I am new to this web site and I see members have parts I need but I don't see where to communicate directly to  person. I see one said PM me any help here.???

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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 11:23:11 AM »
First of all, welcome!  In order to PM (Private Message) another member, click on their screen name.  That will take you to their profile where you'll see a menu that includes "PM".  Click on that, type your message, and hit send.  The message will go to them and likely they will reply the same way.  You'll be notified when you have received a PM and you click on "My Messages" to read it or to reply.  Hope this helps!
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Re: How do I adjust the doors on an 80 pinto
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 11:28:43 AM »
 
thanks so much for the info