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Old 05-24-2013, 08:30 PM
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Added comment as Dave has said looking at your photo's your door has really dropped and binded , I would suspect as Dave the the added steel in the rockers of the car is weak . I hope such is not the case , Ian M Greer (REMEMBER NOT ALL BIRDS FLY SOUTH)
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:22 PM
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Both Dave and Ian make interesting points. I had a '60 convertible about 30 years ago that had no rust damage in the rockers at all but anytime I jacked it up using the bumpers the doors would rub. Without seeing the inner rockers or underneath it's hard to tell whether or not you have significant rust damage. I've learned over the years to only jack convertibles up as close to the middle as possible.

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Old 05-26-2013, 03:54 PM
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When I worked on my car two years ago, up on jacks in the front and in the rear, while have the rear axle and the engine out, my can also flexed and changed the distance around the doors. But not so much as on these pictures. My car is rust free, so the only real reason for me is that it is just too much weight in between the jacks when you jack it up using the front and rear beam, and not under the side of the car, inside the wheel arches.
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