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Old 10-07-2018, 11:09 PM   #1
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Door is not centered to door frame

Hey guys. I have a 76 Overlander that had a sprung door with a standard doorknob placed on it. Iíve taken the door off and made some wood jigs cut to reshape the door, which looks like itíll turn out great. However when I place the door back on the hinges to eyeball the fit, Iím noticing that the door is positioned too far back towards the rear of the trailer, if that makes sense. In other words, when I put the new gasket on, Iím concerned it wonít seal properly at the front-most part of the seal, and my replacement KT latch lock wonít adequately engage with the frame either.

The door latches themselves are worn and need to be shimmed up, but they arenít loose on the frame, so I donít think they are pitched forward. I even took the top hinge off entirely and the holes that it connects to on the body are round and not an oval shape.

So what could be going wrong? My door, hinges, or the airstream body itself?

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Old 10-08-2018, 04:42 AM   #2
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Hinges bent?

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Old 10-08-2018, 10:49 AM   #3
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Pics of the hinges would help. Keep in mind you also want to make sure when the door is latched that it's parallel to the door frame front to back.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:31 AM   #4
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I'm attaching photos of the top hinge. I took it off primarily to see if it had moved. I haven't taken the bottom hinge off yet.

As you can see, there is some pretty advanced wear on the bottom of the hinge. I've attempted to put several C-clips to shim it up, though they seem to want to pop off with opening and closing of the door. I wonder if this is something I should drill out, punch out the pin, and put a couple of washers in.

Anyways, I digress. Any pointers would be awesome.
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Did you ever figure out the hindge?
My 69 Sovereign hinge is very similar.

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