Has anyone had this problem? I guess it is quite common but I am
most surprised I have encountered it as I was so careful about
bracing the door gaps etc before removing any metal.
On the driver’s side only the outer sill and the bottom half of the
inner sill were removed. I cannot see how the central pillar could
have moved out of its original position when it is attached to the
inner sill top face and this was sound and left in place. The
drivers door is hanging over an inch out of place where it should
meet the central pillar and very little adjustment can be made at
the front hinges and there is no rperceptible wear in the
hingepins!! the rear door shuts perfectly.
On the passenger side the whole inner sill was removed but a stout
square section steel tube was welded into the front door aperture
before any metal was taken out. On this side the doors are not as
badly out of alignment but the top of the front door overlaps the
rear door by a few mm (the chrome trims touch) and there is a much
larger gap at the bottom. No wear in the hinge pins though. Can you
simply pack the bootom hine on the front door with extra shims to
1974 Daimler Double-Six Vanden Plas Caramel Tuscan
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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