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help on my passenger door

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Old 08-01-2008, 04:04 PM
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Default help on my passenger door

yesterday the passenger door overextended and door catch was broken.

also, the door doesn close properly.

do u think i can just bend the tabs holding the door hinge to get the door closing properly and get a body shop to replace the door catch??

thanks in advance
 
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:55 PM
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Default RE: help on my passenger door

These hinges are pretty stout. Most likely the door jamb is bent some. You can try straightening the hinges, but in the end, I beleive you will end up at an auto body.
 
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:31 PM
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Maybe just remove the door catch all together.
 
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:37 PM
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thanks for the response guys

i thought about removing the door catch but the door still wouldn shut properly cause the tab which the hinge is mounted on is bent

i took it to some body shops and got estimates ranging from 200 to 765 which was weird....
 
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