[Vwdiesel] 81 PU Door adjustment

Craig Osborn cosborn at epix.net
Mon Oct 20 21:57:08 PDT 2008

Thanks Richard – putting in three washers on the upper hinge worked.  The
upper hinge is loose though.  Is there a way to fix or replace a rabbit door
hinge that has play?



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Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 8:41 PM
To: cosborn at epix.net
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 81 PU Door adjustment


In a message dated 10/20/2008 7:26:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
cosborn at epix.net writes:

I purchased a used door on EBAY for my truck to replace a rusted and dented
one.  I am having a terrible time aligning the door --- I cant seem to get
rid of the very bad ½ inch door sag.  I can shut the door by putting a lot
of upward pressure on the door, but when I lift up the door in the open
position and then tighten the bolts, it is still out of alignment.  Any


    Two maybe.  Check the pin for wear.  Also if possible insert a washer or
two in the joint the bolt go thru.  You may need a longer bolt and quite
likely another hand or two for that.  Got one on my 88 GTI fixed that way. 


Richard McBride
Cypress, TX

88 VW GTI 16v
78 F150 (Daleine's driver)
88 International Blue Bird Bus
76 F150 (Project for Daleine)
81 VW Caddy (Diesel pickup)
1939 9N Ford tractor
LLA7 (LotusLookAlike)((Under construction))


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