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« on: July 05, 2009, 07:03:09 PM »

Ok, so Ive got the bi-folds off and my plates ready to weld in to hang the door. Ive also got my bottom hinge on. My problem is that I cant locate the molding for the sedan door and my welder is comming over wed to weld the plates in. Will the door shut with the by-fold trim/molding so we can test the door once the plates are tacked in ? Also, this has gone to easy (so far)..Is there anything else Im missing ?
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John P, Lewiston NY   1987 MC 9 ...ex NJT
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 07:10:03 PM »

I had to remove the bi-fold molding because the Plug style of the sedan door wouldn't fit.

Try the door in the hole first, You may get lucky..

I used a jack and nylon straps to jocky the door into place and had to climb
through a window to look from the inside....

Yeah.. Mine looks like crap and I went the cheap way and used a stainless
piano hinge. That's what happens when you have to do everything by yourself.

Here is an old picture after I hung the door.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 07:35:37 PM »

What plates are you welding in? Mine bolted right in, I had to remove the seal for the bi fold. The door I bought was sprung some, nothing some blocks of wood and a 12 pound sledge couldn't fix. Are you putting the air lock on?  Good luck  Tom Y
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 07:26:55 AM »

Yes, tell us about the need to weld!

The mounting points for both styles are present in all examples that I've seen.

But, I've not seen them all!

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 09:21:04 AM »

Mine is an ex-NJT and does not have the tabs for hanging the door. I was warned about this and got the ones from the donor bus where I got the door.
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