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Old 09-14-2003, 19:56   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought an XD ute. Passenger side door just doesn't look quite right, panel gaps wrong especially at the bottom rear where it opens up to about 7 or 8 mm. Some wreckers have told me sedans and utes had different doors, some told me thay are the same. Can anyone shed some light on this???
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Old 09-14-2003, 23:42   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a dam fine Question that ,and i really don,t now the answer , but i reckon they might ,, but the real thing you should be looking at is the lower part your talking about,,,, is the door right and the other part not in correct postion , and its an XD , so the gaps on that would be faily ...how yar goin anway. really hard to say with out a picture...
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As far as I know, the front doors on all models are identical. Probably more to do with panel alignment.
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Re: Confused about doors

thay all fit the same in side are different in the xf for trim.

being a ute bit harder to space out the gaps.
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Re: Confused about doors

Does the door still shut smoothly?

If so, then I reckon it's the panel alignment.
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Re: Confused about doors

Everyone I ring tells me something different...grrr. The door shuts ok but something ain't right. Panel gap along front guerd ok. Will try to get some pictures up.
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Re: Confused about doors

Sounds like guard is too far forward or the door that you got has been rescined at some stage,if not done properly you can end up with it a few mm smaller or larger.Randomly measure a few doors and you will see what I mean,even guards for that matter.people will tell you that they are all the same but the tape measure don`t lie.
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yeah, like torpa said. measure both the driver's side and the passenger doors and see if there is a difference.
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Old 09-19-2003, 02:14   #9 (permalink)
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hey

As a slurred out before , Mass production cars have this minor problem some times , the dies and presses and the production plant ware out and , they do not quite fit , its an Xd and i dont think (QA )was such a big deal back then , just a matter of getting the thing out the door. so to speak.

When was young and silly in the trade, you would see brand new Eas thro au fords and the like with the most averge body panel gaps.

of cos now days every ones out there to prove there manufacturing abilty...

I had an Xe uterus for a time and it was so bad for rust that a tentus shot was advised after use,

Lower bottoms of doors and sill panels as well as Q panels ,, back edge of doors espeacily would rott out no worries ,,,

To this day i am still amzaed at when FMOC bought out the XH range , unreal... ,, dont get me wrong i love em .. but with all the old style body problems will emerge after time ,

Ive seen brand new , not new , new but couple of kays on them , get rust marks in the inner skirt , where its welded to the bulk head ,, just body flex , base sealer on the commceial production line .

id recken in all fair ness your lucky to be even driven around in an XD , cos there ait that many round , iether way it can not be that bad ,

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