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Old 05-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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Go ahead and replace the weather stripping even if it's not dry rotted. They can flatten out over time causing them not to seal well, (noise) While your at it though check your door gaps, your door edge should not stick out past the edge of the fender, or the a-piller. The bolts that fasten the hinge to the door is what controls your in/out movment. You will want a helper if you want to adjust your door, (makes it easier for your first time) Your bolts holding the hinge to the body control the forward/back movement. Keep in mind changing the position of the door may require you to adjust the door in other ways, or adjusting the fender as well to make the gap right. I've spent up to two days on some cars to line everything up before painting ndepending on how bad it was. It's not that difficult, but keep in mind they gaps on older Mopars were horrible compared to new cars today, so dont shoot for perfection unless you want to grind and weld on the door edges.
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