The driver side door has excessive clearance at the front edge, (8mm+) and minimal (2mm) on the rear edge. I loosened the bolts on the hinge-to-door junction and tried to slide the door forward, but the bolts come to full-stop within their holes, and can be moved no further. Fiddling with the hinge-to-body bolts does not help. Could this be how it came from the factory?
The passenger door front edge was snagging on the body when opening, due to inadequate clearance, and chipping the (over)-paint. The hinge-to-body bolts were at full stop against the holes, and could not be moved any further. I resolved that problem by enlarging the holes in the hinge enough to allow extra movement in the right direction. Am I going to have to do the same on the driver side? Or is there a better trick.
And what are the phillips screws that go into the holes for? They seem be threaded into the hinge only, and nothing else. Or do I need better glasses?