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Old 04-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Door Surround Adjustment?

Couldn't find a solution in a search. Problem is my passenger door soft upper hits the door surround in the rear and the top-rear. There is a little extra space in the front. It's as though the soft upper needs to move forward about a quarter inch and down a little in the back to allow the door to close without sticking.

The steel lower door seems to be aligned OK.

The opposite is true on the driver's side -- there is more room between the soft upper and the surround in the rear. The driver's side door opens, closes, and seals correctly though so it's not a problem.

There does not seem to be any way to adjust the door surround that I can see. Is the proper fix to bend the steel frame of the door upper until it centers more properly in the surround? Anyone do this?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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I had a similar issue and if I remember right bestop tells you to bend and tweak to help align them. Just don't get carried away my brother snapped a weld once doing this maneuver.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #3

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I had a similar problem, but both my upper doors sat lower in the front than the back. I used some 3/8" setscrew shaft collars to adjust them where I wanted them.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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You can adjust the windshield angle that may help
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:59 AM   #6
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Adjusting the windshield angle on that side fixed it perfectly.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by mallninja View Post
Adjusting the windshield angle on that side fixed it perfectly.
How did you do this? I have the same issue...
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:49 PM   #8
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yes how do you fix that?
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #9
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i had this problem while installing my hard doors and hard top..... passenger side wouldn't close. turned out i had to realign the whole door so i just wrenched at the bolt housing on the top hinge and that eventually moved the back upper corner of the hard door to where it was supposed to be. i wouldn't recommend doing this unless you have a rag so you don't chip paint.

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