I have been trying to get the passenger door and window to fit better on my 'vert. I read through a lot of threads here and reviewed the shop manual thoroughly. I also watched the WCCC video.
I tackled the door first. I purchased an obstruction wrench. I checked the hinges and there was no slop. So I worked with the door so it shuts very nicely and the gaps are good. The door is in the same plane as the fender and quarter panel. I also rolled up the window and it is centered. The body lines look good.
Now for the window. I checked and the glue looks fine and the window is not loose. I pulled out the plastic guides and flipped them rather than replacing as recommended. I will say they are brittle and I lost a few pieces on two of them, but they pressed back in fine and held. The regulator seems to be fine. It is not bent anywhere and the window rolls up and down like it should.I moved the equalizer to level the window. I then loosened the bolts on the bottom of the door and with the window rolled down I shut the door from the inside and rolled up the window into the slot in the weather stripping. I then opened the door and tightened the bottom bolts.
However, when doing this last step I noticed that the weather stripping on the top is inward of the door weather stripping at least 1/4". I thought maybe the top is out of alignment, but I checked the driver side the weather strips lines up pretty well. I took the first screw out of the pillar weather stripping thinking maybe somebody had moved it, but there is only one drilled hole.
FYI, s far as I know I have original door, door glass, fender, quarter panel, weather stripping and top. I am stumped on how I am ever going to get the pillar and top weather stripping to align? Maybe I will have to move one of the weather strips?
One other piece of information. The door glass does get tight of the bottom of the pillar first. I thought maybe I needed to move the door out, and I did a little, but it is aligned pretty well with the fender in and out. The door still shuts well and I think this is naturally the first place the window will hit the weather strip.
So what have I overlooked? I think the issue at this point is the weather strips being out of alignment with each other. Thanks.