Hello everyone...just bought a 77 gt2. The passenger door aligns reasonably well...at least good enough for my kit car expectations. The drivers door however is a different story. On the top front it is above the windshield frame when latched by a quarter inch or more. I am making the assumption that this is the result of butt sag as I have spent a fair amount of time searching this site, but am not certain as a lot of the posts have broken photo links.
Is the alignment issue I'm describing likely the result of butt sag or perhaps something else? I did àttempt adjust hinges without much impact to alignment
Appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks in advance.
Sounds like butt sag. Now I am going off memory here so anyone please feel free to correct me.
There are two braces toward the back of the car that are horizontal and bolt through the fiberglass. You can likely see them through the rear wheel wells. Unbolt (or more likely cut) those rear bolts out with the rear of the car supported with a jack.
After those are unbolted gently (and I emphasize gently) start jacking the rear of the car up to see if the door gets into better alignment. This should be done over time so you don't stress the glass. A piece of 2x4 wood on the jack to distribute the load is smart as well.
If that corrects it you can re-drill the bolt holes in the glass for a temporary fix or create a support between the two shock towers and under the rear tray for a more permanent solution
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