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Old 05-02-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Bestop doors - gap at bottom

I've got my doors fitting perfectly except the passenger side has about a half in gap at the bottom. Not too big a deal but if its wet the tires sling some water under the door.

Is there any adjustment I can make that will lower the door? The pins are sitting on the hinges so I can't see how to accomplish this.

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They were designed with that gap for some bizarre reason...probably because Bestop now apparently farms most of their work out to China. It's poor engineering. As you said, it's not that big of a deal. You could always try putting some adhesive weather stripping in that corner...either on the jeep or attach it somehow to the door. Mine have the gap at the bottom front corner of each front door.

I had to do a LOT of bending to get mine to sit flush...especially the uppers. One thing I have not yet tried is bending that front lower corner inward.

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They were designed with that gap for some bizarre reason...probably because Bestop now apparently farms most of their work out to China. It's poor engineering. As you said, it's not that big of a deal. You could always try putting some adhesive weather stripping in that corner...either on the jeep or attach it somehow to the door. Mine have the gap at the bottom front corner of each front door.

I had to do a LOT of bending to get mine to sit flush...especially the uppers. One thing I have not yet tried is bending that front lower corner inward.
The drivers side doesn't have the gap. Just the passenger side. Found that kinda odd.

I just about had to hang from the uppers to get them into shape.

I'm with you. Am just gonna add some stripping to fill the gap. It don't have to be pretty.
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