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Door stanchion bowed out

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by JST2CRZY, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. JST2CRZY

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    I just adjusted the drivers door on my 96 gts due to sagging. Everything lines up fine and it opens and closes normally. However, I noticed that the top of the stanchion seems to be bowing out
    abnormally on the drivers side and just a little on pass side. Is it supposed to be flush? Is this in any way normal? Any adjustment for it? Never noticed it before.

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    How does the top of the door meet with the top of the rear fender? Is it smooth transition panel to panel.
     
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    Yes the top of the rear fender and door are in alignment.
     
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    no normal, should be flush
     
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    Should be an easy fix once you loosen up the stanchion and replace/reposition it. Look up my thread on the HOW TO if you havent done it before. Strange that happened? Maybe messing with the door just flex it some?
     
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    Be careful if you tend to lift the door as you close it. Something I was doing until I got around to re-aligning it so the weather strip wouldn't rub. Worked great until I lifted to enough to have the stanchion hit the roof and crack. Repairable but not smart on my part.
     
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    Thanks for the response guys. Drtaco, I have a question. I found that thread - great write up! Still confused on one issue. Is there a front to back adjustment? needs to be moved forward slightly about 3/16" to increase the gap between the stanchion and body. I know it's limited to the placement of the glass, weather
    stripping etc. The door is in perfect alignment otherwise so I do not want to mess with that. Here is the link if anyone else is interested: http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/660612-How-To-Door-Stanchion-Removal-(pictures)
     
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    Update: took the first step and tried to remove the inner stanchion cover. The bottom screw just spins and feels like the nutsert (or whatever it threads into) is dislodged. Do I have to waste the cover in order to get it
    out? If that is the case, is the outer cover shot as well?
     
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    Bill, sorry for the delay. Just saw your PM and hit you back. Feel free to call, PM or find me on the VOA forums
     

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