Door alignment after subframe connectors?

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. frederick_76

    frederick_76 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone run into an issue with doors not aligning after installing subframe connectors? Its just my passenger side, the drivers side looks great.
     
  2. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    You should rebuild hinges, adjust and then weld in the sub frame ties.
     
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    • JBurch

      JBurch Well-Known Member

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      Yup, happened on my Barracuda when I did them; I figured 2 things, uneven garage floor and flimsy body. I realigned door.
       
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      OL DODGE Well-Known Member

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      you DID weld them in with the suspension loaded ,right?
       
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      • famous bob

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        I didn`t want any built in ,uneven body twist welded in mine. I leveled the jack stands on my uneven garage floor, before welding. Why weld something up crooked , or warped !?! If u level it before , u can always readjust the doors if u need to.
         
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        • frederick_76

          frederick_76 Well-Known Member

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          I did not do the work, I had it done.
           
        • Dusterdenovo

          Dusterdenovo Contentedly Old School FABO Gold Member

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          I also levelled my jackstands on an uneven floor and made sure that the doors lined up good before welding the SFCs in.
           
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          • 72bluNblu

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            More than likely the car was sagging before the connectors were installed and the door had been adjusted to fit the sagging body. Now it’s not sagging anymore, and the door needs a re-adjust.

            As for the shop putting a twist in the car, I’m personally of the opinion you’d actually have to try and do that. I install connectors with the car leveled or on its suspension (I’ve done 3 of my cars so far), but I’ve seen guys install them while their car was fully stripped, handing on a rotisserie supported only at the ends, with the car hanging sideways so they could weld in the connectors standing up. And they didn’t have issues with getting their doors aligned on reassembly.
             
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