door up or down as
necessary for proper alignment. Tighten hinge screws securely. Cover
the inner edge and recesses at sides of each hinge with FS-638 sealing
compound to insure against water leakage under the metal plates.
Reassemble metal plates at inner edge of each hinge, position and
re-cement rubber weatherstrip in place. Reassemble the metal
weatherstrip retainer to the pillar.
To move the door to
the rear in the body opening to correct excessive vertical spacing at
the body lock pillar, shims should be used as necessary under either
or both the body and door hinge pillar half of either or both hinges.
Place the shims between the hinge half and the face of the pillar.
This operation requires removal and reassembly of parts at the hinges
as outlined in the foregoing adjustment procedures.
NOTE—Care must be
used when the front door is moved or adjusted to the rear in the
opening due to the weatherstrip location on the face of the door hinge
pillar. Careful checking is necessary during movement in this
direction to be sure the weatherstrip sealing against the face of the
body hinge pillar is not reduced to the point where water leaks would
Door movement forward
in the body opening should rarely be necessary except as a result of
sprung hinges, which should be replaced, since each hinge plate is
mounted to the face of each pillar.
To move the door
closer to or farther away from the body panels at the lock pillar,
loosen the lock striker plate on the body lock pillar and move it in
or out until proper alignment is secured. The back of the striker
plate is serrated, matching similar serrations on the pillar, to
prevent it from moving after the screws have been securely tightened.
dovetail wedge plate, used on the body lock pillar, may be moved up or
down to allow the dovetail on the door to enter centrally. The wedge
plate assembly is mounted to the door lock pillar by means of a
movable anchor plate inside the pillar. The screw holes in the lock
pillar are elongated vertically to allow for adjustment.
Should the contour of
the door panel not conform with the body lock pillar, this can easily
be corrected by using a door straightener to change the contour.
Rear-Hinges and Alignment
The concealed hinges
used on the rear doors incorporate the long hinge strap bolted to the
face of the door inner panel.
Provision is made for
rear door alignment at the hinges, striker plate, and door dovetail.
To move the door closer to or farther away from