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on my 91 rc after my accendent my door was out of alignment now i replaced my door hinges and the bottem is stickin out like half an inch what can i do to fix this??
 

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Loosen the bolts that hold the door to the hinges allitle till you can just get the door to move and push in the bottom till it linse up then retighten :)
 

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do that with the door open or closed?
 

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have fun with that. lol, its not too hard just dont loosen the bolts too much ot the alignment wont hold very well. and has anybody heard of the bottom hinge tearing the door metal a bit then kinda sinking into the door a bit? its happened on mine and dont know what to do to fix it. when open the door sags a bit. and closing it i gotta slam it to pop it up onto the striker. pass door is perfect.
 

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have fun with that. lol, its not too hard just dont loosen the bolts too much ot the alignment wont hold very well. and has anybody heard of the bottom hinge tearing the door metal a bit then kinda sinking into the door a bit? its happened on mine and dont know what to do to fix it. when open the door sags a bit. and closing it i gotta slam it to pop it up onto the striker. pass door is perfect.
Yeah, it happens a lot on the 87-90 style of doors. Dodge just made them too weak. You will have to get a new plate welded in in place of what is there now. Any decent body shop should be able to do that for you.

Here is my take on adjusting/installing doors:

Put the hinges on the frame first (two fingertight, one tight per hinge), then tighten the hinges to the doors (two snug, one tight).
Loosen the tight ones on the bulkhead and slide the door so it clears the fender. Now shut the door. Go from the inside of the cab and tighten the bolts on the hinge.
Now open the doors, and loosen the bolts on the door. Shut the door again and take note of how far out it sticks. Try and push it flush (the weatherstripping will keep if from getting tight). Now open the door carefully. Slide the door inward on the hinges about a quarter of an inch and tighten.

You may have to adjust more, but this is how I finally got mine to go on well. I pinched the nice brand new drivers side door on the fender, and made sure I didn't make the same mistake on the passenger side.
 

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my pass door is great. but i think what happened is that the driver opened the door too hard and it ripped part of the metal. prolly when the front bumper hit something and they crunched that fender a bit. all excitied or something they slammed it open amd hurt it more. but i figure if i take a jack i can hold it where its all lined up on the sheetmetal and make a few tacks. then weld a big place on the inside there.
 

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You can tack the hinge on, but it will never be able to adjust in or out. If you ever replace the fender, you may have to adjust it. You would be better off having someone weld a plate into the door, so the hinge could still be adjusted.
Just my .02.
 
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