Installing and Aligning doors

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    patroll Veteran Member

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    Getting ready to start my 1975 Camaro owned since 1977. I have always caught a hard time messing with the doors , like replacing door pins. Now removing and re installing the is a total new beast. They are heavy ,very heavy with glass and hardware. Any stickies or post anyone can load for this subject. Will look thru them , and try to find the best method. Thanks 2 nd generation Camaro lovers. Mine is the big bumper baby ,with plenty of good memories. JC______________Patroll
     
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    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You can use an engine hoist if you have one.Its tougher when its fully loaded.
    When you get it in the zone,I usually kick it up a half inch past the body line when lining it up.
     
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    Double R Restorations Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You could always build something. This is a cart I built a few years ago. I pulled a muscle just the other day messing with these doors.:(

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    Build a cradle to work with your floor jack.
     
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    Great Idea, add some adjustable (front and Back ) Hydraulic jacks ,for fine tuning. If that could be integrated into what I see, looks like a real winner. Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    I think I'm going to have to borrow that idea as well, I'm going to need to pull my doors soon so I can start installing the power windows and door locks plus give me easier access to the interior for welding the floor pan and other areas that need repair.
     
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    I went the engine hoist route and secured it to the door via some chains carabiners.
     
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    Funny, I did the door pins on a 04 Silverado not long ago and the kid in the YouTube video was complaining how heavy the doors were. I laughed. I have muscled my Camaro doors on and off 20 times at least.
     
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