ADJUSTMENTS / INSTALLATION TIPS
Due to variations in construction and assembly procedures during vehicle manufacturing and also dealing with a vehicle that has been on the road for almost 5-10 years, in most cases you will be required to make some sort of adjustments.
1. In many instances the actual steel door on the vehicle will need to be adjusted. You can make adjustments to the lower doors by slightly loosening the door hinge bolts using a T40 torx bit and reposition the door for an improved fit. NOTE: Use caution when doing so. When loosened the doors can move forward, backwards, up and down.
2. Make sure top is sitting in the factory seals correctly. Make sure the seals are not folded or smashed in the wrong position.
3. If the back side of the door is hitting the top, unhook the windshield latches, loosen the rear mounting bolts and then push top backwards. Re-tighten the rear bolts and re adjust front latches.
4. Make sure vehicle is square in some cases the windshield frame may need to be adjusted. an 1/8” can make a big difference in regards the angles. This would be done by loosening the windshield hinge/bracket bolts. With an assistant pulling or pushing the frame (depending on which way you need to go) retighten the bolts.
5. If the top of the door is hitting the top, you can shim the top. Unlatch the front of the top and remove the rear bolts. You can shim top simply by placing the needed amount of flat washers over the mounting holes on the vehicle and then replace top over and reattach bolts.
6. The OEM seals may need to be changed. Depending on the condition either one or all of the rubber seals needed for a good fit may need to be replaced. (Full Steel Door Seal, Cowl Rubber, Windshield header Seal.) Signs of a seal needing replacement are; worn, dry or flattening of the rubber.