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Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745517
February 21st 2019 10:00 am
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You could try loosening the hinges up a touch where they mount to the door, and adjusting the door out just a touch at the front edge, then after a while, if the seal compresses, then adjust it back in.. There are several ways to go about it, but it will always be tight. (At least it doesn't leak there lol)


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Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745529
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I don't.want.to.move my hinges bcause.the van has been painted. If I move.the hinges.I'll.mess up the paint.


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Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745539
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Yep it's going to take time to get the new seals to lay right , I've seen this before


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Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: Wizard78] #745542
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My Dogs would love to come over and gnaw those door seals right on down into submission. No problem. Won't take long either! It's truly a rugged look too. shocked

Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745557
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Anyone got an opinion on universal seals for the side doors?


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Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745857
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I bought some Ebay weatherstrip seals for my rear cargo doors. I think the seals are much too stiff for these old doors. The doors close with some effort but not like they used to close. I don't get that satisfying latch sound anymore but the doors are closed and lock ok. One thing I dont like: the right cargo door sticks out about 1/4 inch from the other door. Don't really know how to correct this without buying more weatherstripping.


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Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: JDouglas] #745861
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My apologies I meant to update this thread earlier...
I finally got around to heating up the seals with a heat gun and my doors close pretty good now. I ended up heating them up quite a bit before they became soft enough to compress and allow the doors to shut flush.

Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745864
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Originally Posted by amcochrane
My apologies I meant to update this thread earlier...
I finally got around to heating up the seals with a heat gun and my doors close pretty good now. I ended up heating them up quite a bit before they became soft enough to compress and allow the doors to shut flush.


That's good to know. Thanks for the update!

Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745876
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When installing new door seals, a good hot day in the sun with the doors closed will bake them to a nice fit. I start by closing the doors till they latch and after the rubber has got heated up and is pliable, then completely shut each door.

Re: Installed new door seals, can’t get side swing out doors adjusted properly [Re: amcochrane] #745877
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I was in South Dakota last summer it was 106 and nothing happened.


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