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Re: [T3] door alignment

On 8 Feb 2005 at 19:08, Kevin Guarnotta wrote:

> The doors on my squareback had some rust issues, a previous owner had cut
> holes for speakers, the gaskets were totally shot, and teh vent wing window
> rattled on it's top pin. 
> I picked up some doors off a '72 or '73 from Dennis-not the right color, but
> the gaskets were in great shape, and they didn't have any holes in them. 

> Unfortunattely the door check piece was broken-but I was able to pull the one
> off my door for a replacement. I noticed the rubber bumper that goes on this
> thing was no longer there. It appears as though the only solution is to
> replace this thing. Are these made any more?

Someone here mentioned a part that you could get from West Coast Metric that 
would replace that rubber piece.  

> Now to the more bizarre question...aligning the door. The only way I get the
> door to hit the latch properly entails putting a cardboard shim behind the
> latch-so that it sits off the pillar a little bit. 

Better to use 5/16" steel flat washers. The cardboard will disintegrate and the 
door will come loose.

> also i noticed that the door pull on the interior does not connect the same as
> the original. any work arounds...

That's a '73 door then. You would either have to use the '73 vinyl panels and 
pulls, or add the little catch that holds the earlier pulls. That conversion is 
shown in the Bentley body chapter.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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