Getting doors to fit right seems to be at the bottom of many people's lists and might as well be black magic to some, but when it comes down to it-it's not much harder than a crossword puzzle or a good game of Trivial Pursuit. As classic truckers, we have it a bit easier than say, the musclecar crowd with their big, long, and not to mention heavy doors, that can be a real pain in the posterior. Most of our doors will be bolted to hinges that are bolted to the doorjamb. They're aren't too many welded-on hinges like the late models and most makes have some sort of hinge pin repair kit available.

The door hinges on my '68 F-100 had seen better days and the driver's door was so far out of alignment that it was wearing parts out, not to mention the hard to find latch that broke before I got it. while replacement latches are getting tougher to find, Dennis Carpenter has pretty much everything else to refurbish your F 100's doors and get 'em swingin' in the right direction again.

In the confines of a doorjamb, the door doesn't have too many places to go. As long as your truck hasn't been wrecked or had its doors tweaked, it should only be a matter of hours before getting them hung properly. replacing the hinge pins is a no-brainer and only takes a few minutes once the doors are off, but you may want to have an extra set of hands to help with the lifting chores.

All's well that ends well, and thanks to a little elbow grease, a tight fitting thinking-cap, and Dennis Carpenter, this was an open and shut case-literally.