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Jim,
Just seeking info on how to deal with doors which are too tight on my Spitfire. the gap is reasonably ok top and bottom but at about the curve in the body work it is far too tight for about out 5 cm.
Thanks,
Padraig

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Hi Padrig,

Is the gap too close at the front and the rear of the door? If so, you will need to adjust the hood (bonnet) to give the door room to be adjusted forward. If the gap is only too tight at rear you should be able to loosen the three bolts on each hing and move the door forward a little.

Howard

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Howard M. Fitzcharles III

Expertise

Triumph TR-4 up & Spitfire, and Engine theory

Experience

Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.

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Associate member SAE EAA member

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Import Car magazine

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ASE Master Auto with L-1 certification up to 2000

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