Well . .I don't know what my aversion was to actually trying to fix my door
that required slamming. (TR4)
I pulled out a screw driver after work before I went home and started
messing with the striker / guide (nylon piece) on the body.
Moved it around and tried a few different times . .eventually ...VIOLA.
It closes with ease now.
I do believe that the door is sagging on its hinges a bit.
The nylon piece is pretty chewed up.
What's the terminology for all those things anyway?
There's the piece on the door .. .at the top is a sort of hook and midway
down is a sort of ratcheting sprocket assembly.
Just below that is a pin sticking out.
On the body, there's a socket that the hook catches . . .which has a spring
loaded plate in it.
Then midway down is the striker / guide.
The main part of this piece is nylon with a slot in it to guide the pin in
the right place (for sagging doors)
On the top edge are a couple of teeth that engage the ratcheting sprocket on
There is one other feature of this part that I don't understand, but it is
very hard to describe.
When the pin slides into the nylon slot . . there is apiece that will ride
along the top of the pin. . this piece actually pivots on my car. Maybe it
is supposed to be spring loaded for all I know. It almost looks like if you
could close your door far enough . .this piece would pivot down and hold
that pin snuggly against the seals.
I'm sure that's clear as mud.
In any event . . . now I'm trying to teach myself not to slam the bejesus
out of the door.
It's a lot quiter going down the road too.
Thanks for the advice . . .
All I can say is ..get in there and mess with it.
Can't really hurt anything as far as I can tell.
1963 TR4 Everyday
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