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Old 10-12-2017, 10:21 AM
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Door/Window trim out of alignment?

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Anybody have this problem? I have to special order the trim piece on the door and it's not returnable. Will replacing the trim piece fix this?
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Not sure trim will fix that. Has the door ever been adjusted?

I had a door on a Corvette adjusted years ago, and after that it caused me nothing but issues. I almost suggest leaving it be. Trim wont help. You would have to have less material under it for the top part to lay lower, and the same on the door to get it flatter. New trim will be the same as your trim now. IMHO
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:16 AM
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The door has never been adjusted. AFAIK. No accidents. Both driver and passenger sides are like this. When I push on the door trim there is no flex or give to it. It's like the rubber portion has hardened or something.
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The door has never been adjusted. AFAIK. No accidents. Both driver and passenger sides are like this. When I push on the door trim there is no flex or give to it. It's like the rubber portion has hardened or something.
Not sure how they install. Rich at REDPANT.lol should know. However, it is possible the rubber below the trim piece did harden, which then pushed it up enough to be noticeable. Without knowing exactly how they are installed and knowing what materials are below the metal trim, I cannot help with that. But that is a possibility.

If that is not the case, then I likely wouldn't touch it. More issues may arise that aren't acceptable as this might be.
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Not sure trim will fix that. Has the door ever been adjusted?

I had a door on a Corvette adjusted years ago, and after that it caused me nothing but issues.IMHO
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Trim is not your problem, the door itself is out of alignment. This issue is aligning the door trim while maintaining the door gap to the fender and body.
If you are not sure what to do have a qualified body shop look at it.
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Roughly the same on my 2006 with 70k miles.


Keep us posted.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:45 PM
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Open the door roll down the window. The trim just pulls off. Lift up carefully.
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Tape off the edge and gently with pliers bend the metal in towards the interior. This might take a couple of tries to get just the right amount of bend into the edge. Be careful not to crack the paint.
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I also loosened the door striker and adjusted it a couple of mm towards the interior.
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The results......
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Here is the passenger side. Looked the same as the drivers before I started
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Nice work - Thank you for posting.

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My brand new car came with worse alignment issues: doors (like yours), trunk, and worst of all the rear wings badge! Very disappointed in quality control
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interesting, looks like my trim piece is just a bit loose then, thanks for the pics.
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Interestingly my 14' Vantage came with perfectly aligned doors.
The round gas filler cover however had some alignment problems that were easily rectified with 1/16th inch nylon washers.
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