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Old 03-05-2008, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap fix for door wind damage

Like at least a couple other people on here, my drivers door got ripped out of my hands by a strong wind, and tweaked the hinges a little bit, enough to stress the welds, and throw the door out of misalignment. It was bad enough that the door would slam against the striker when it was closed, and it sounded real bad.

I took it to the dealer and they were nice enough to try and fix it under warranty (even though it wasn't their or GM's fault). They moved the striker, so it closed better, but the wind noise was unbearable, plus the door rattled when I drove over bumps because it was soo loose. They tried replacing the door moulding to tighten it up, but what it really needed was for the striker to be tightened up a bit.

That solved most of the wind noise, but if I got up over 60mph it would get annoying. I decided to try some weatherstripping from Home Depot. So far its worked great. I used Frost King High Density Foam, it cost $4 for 10ft, and it was 3/4in wide. Took me about 2min to stick it around the top of the drivers door, and so far, so good, there is no more wind noise, and I don't even notice the foam. The door still is not perfect, if you look close you can tell its a little mis-aligned, but for $4 and a quiet ride on the highway, it was worth it.
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An autobody technician trick with "bent" doors is a good stout 2X4 strategically placed and pressure applied on the door frame.

YMMV
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I guess that would be OK in a pinch.....but there's no way I would leave my truck like that...
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Like at least a couple other people on here, my drivers door got ripped out of my hands by a strong wind, and tweaked the hinges a little bit, enough to stress the welds, and throw the door out of misalignment.
The wind fixed it... behold the power of the lord.
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The wind fixed it... behold the power of the lord.

LOL...I didn't even catch that.
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An autobody technician trick with "bent" doors is a good stout 2X4 strategically placed and pressure applied on the door frame.

YMMV
I've used a socket between the door and frame to "encourage" the door of my '89 Chev back to it's original position when my mother-in-law let the door go in a stiff wind.
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