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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:13 am 
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:evil: :evil: :evil:

I pulled up for gas Thursday night, and as I opened the door, a really strong wind ripped the door out of my hand and really blew it hard - overextended it something cruel.

Now - the door won't close properly - I looked at it and it looked like it had "dropped"
If I slam it with some upward pressure as well, it does close.
What a pain in the a**!

I was driving past Lane Ford, so I thought I'd check see if they could adjust it, if a spring had broken, get a new one - that sort of thing.
Well - they checked it and told me they couldn't do anything, and that it would be a panel beating job to fix it!!!!

I couldn't believe it - they showed me how the force of the opening door had pulled the A piller metal and it was now a bit movable.

And to make matters worse, not only is it a pain to close the door and get it to shut properly when you are in it, now, when you get around the 100 km/h mark, it pops open!!!!

I'm spewin'''

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:20 am 
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Ohhh... what a bastard! Thats a real friggin pain to fix!

Can't offer any help, but you've got my sympathy.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:00 am 
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yer thats f**k up man...
umm maybe try undoing the bolts that hold the door hinges slightly and move the door up a few mm? might need a mate to help

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:49 am 
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oh thats f**k, had that happen to me a few weeks back, wind took my door as i opened it, and the door flew open and hit the tickford fairmont next to me :( :( :(

Bad memories for both parties, the car was owned by a guy at my work who didnt give a f**k (considers it same as a carpark job but thanked me for telling him what happened)
an i got paint missing from the door now :(
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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:26 am 
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I would be tempted to ring my insurance company on that matter..
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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:31 am 
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Thats just some, Freaky s**t their Rik_Biel! Hey you didn't by any chance run over a Cat...Say a BLACK one??

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:30 am 
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Took the car to a panel beaters to get quoted up for the job.

He said no need - the panels/frame were fine.

Checked the door lock - stuffed.

$45 from a wrecker and 1 3/4 hrs of my time and it is good as new !!

Yay !!!!!
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:02 am 
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lmao @ the poping open!
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:20 pm 
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door drops happen all the time, i have a good mate whos a panel beater and he showd me his 'home made' tool he uses 2 fix doors that do this, its just basically a leaver that sits in the door lock, and leavers against the jam on the car body, pretty simple eh...sif bend a frame, rofl

 

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