Re: XF Doors
sounds like you have a few problems....
1, hinges are stuffed, rebuild kit is worth 20 bux per hinge, you probably need only the front dorrs, and mabye only the top hinges
2. you have to pull up the lock thing, or turn the key, so that means the door locking mechanism is stuffed, you willn eed new oens of them, i dunno if they come with rods,
3. mabye you need rods, people say rods stretch, bend blah blah.... ive had a part ownership of a wreckin yard for something like 6 years, since i was 14, ive done TONNES of handles, i worked at fairmonts gear wreckers in oakliegh till htey got the new owner, after you do the bushers, new handle and line up the door, its fine, if you need to pull up the lock, its the mechanism... the problem with the doors have you lifted one of them? they are heavy buggers, the bushers in the hingers are nylon, and they ware out, and tihn out, and the door drops, thats why the b pillar on some cars is screatched, thats the door hitting it, going to lcose coz of the stuffed hinges, you unlock latch, and have to lift the door form the handle to open it, its only a bit of metal that hols the hande together.... it cant support the weight of the door.... and it brakes.....
you can alll have your theoreis about rods bending, i say replace the bushers....
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