[Healeys] Door fit

Jean Caron vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 30 16:33:18 MDT 2022

You can adjust your door inward, outward, add thin shims to the hinges, adjust the height, whatever. All you need is a lot of patience. The gap all around should no more than 1/4". You will also want to have a straight piece of metal, about24" long so you can adjust your door and your fenders both front and rear when viewed from the top so there is no gap front or rear. If you need photos let me know, I can send you some.


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Subject: [Healeys] Door fit

Healey 3000, BT7 MkII.

So, I put new new “Cover plates”, item 27 & new furflex into my 3000. The passenger side door became a rotten fit. Yes, it closed but there was a big gap.

At first, I blamed the new furflex but that was another red herring. Actually, it was the “Cover plate” which was a lousy fit. Looked good, but the holes for the door “Striker”, item 31, were too small and did not allow for the striker to be adjusted inwards.

Now, I got some aluminium sheet on order from which I will replicate the two shims as mine are really ropey. But, I notice that, whatever I do/however good the fit at the top of the door will be, the bottom will still stand about ¼” further out.

Question:- is there any adjustment to be made via the hinges? Can their fastenings be loosened off and the hinges tapped inwards?

I am not overly hopeful, but you never know!


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