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Old 05-22-2003, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default door probs (window)

Ok, my window goes up all the way but wont seal.

When its up, the seal around the top of the glass is not tight. What can I do to tighten it?

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Old 05-22-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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Here is what happened, it might help to know some of this to give advise .

"Ok, so I installed clear turnsignals on my car Sunday night. Monday morning comes and I want to see if they work, so instead of trying them in the garage, I decided to back the car out.

I dont know why I did this...but I left the door cracked with my left foot out the door and my right on the clutch in reverse gear. Well the door swung open some and I let off the clutch to hit the brake. I should have used the ebrake or pulled it out of gear, but NOOO . It launched back and dug into the drywall....pushing a 2x4 out of the way and denting the edge of the door and denting the middle of the door aswell. Along with scratching the door from the middle of the door back .

It finally stopped...and the window was up the whole time. I think the window was pushed outwards from the door (kinda like being pulled on to the outside and bending the inside of the window mechanicism) <--*i think*. The door was pushed into the frame, but I managed to fix most of that by adjusting the bolts that hold the hindges. I still need to work more on that tonight. Before the door wouldnt shut, but its better...It still isnt sealing 100%.

I wish I could do Monday again and not do what I did...it really sucks!

I want to fix it so bad, but inside me the damage cannot be fixed (it seems like it damaged the inside of the door).

I did get the scratches out though, I am not worried about the small dent and bend at the tip of the door where it meets the frame...I just want it to seal right because my luck would have that it rains every damn day...

<-- at myself

-justin

I love giving myself birthday presents like this! "

I cross posted this from my post in the SE forum rather than link to it, its easier to read here than click everywhere.

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Old 05-22-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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It sounds like you bent your door frame
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Old 05-22-2003, 03:05 PM   #4
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Is there any way you can take a BFH and salvage your door to the point where it will at least seal up and keep rain out?

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Old 05-22-2003, 06:23 PM   #5
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Is there any way you can take a BFH and salvage your door to the point where it will at least seal up and keep rain out?

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What?

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Old 05-23-2003, 03:59 AM   #6
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I also have had days like this as have many others so don't beat yourself up too much. Maybe a body shop can help out, but you may have to buy a new door. Don't really know how else I could help, and I don't think using a hammer is the greatest idea.

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:17 AM   #7
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I took it that he had damage inside the door, like where the tire air pressure info would be. Of course you shouldn't beat on the outside of the door where people could see where you beat on it. I've beat a dent out of rear quarter panel of a car before with a rubber mallet and some 2x4" blocks of wood. Wasn't as a good as a body shop could have done, but it was free, and looked 10x better than it did.

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Old 05-25-2003, 03:26 AM   #8
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I took it that he had damage inside the door, like where the tire air pressure info would be. Of course you shouldn't beat on the outside of the door where people could see where you beat on it. I've beat a dent out of rear quarter panel of a car before with a rubber mallet and some 2x4" blocks of wood. Wasn't as a good as a body shop could have done, but it was free, and looked 10x better than it did.

-Charles-

x's 5000000...

I thought you meant beat on the outside of it... yea I will try the mallet thing on the inside of the door, there is a ugly bend @ the edge of the door where it meets the rear quarterpanel right below the glass (like 2" below).

I am buying new hindges this week in hopes that theyre bent.

If its still the same then I am forced to buy a new (more like USED) door from a older 2door impreza.


Which brings me to this question: If I were to buy a old L coupe door w/ manual windows, is it hard to put my window motor into the old door w/ manual windows??

Thanks,

-justin
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