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I am getting ready to repaint my 1966 Mustang Conv, and I am replacing the doors. I was wondering if it is possible to replace the door without removing the fender. Also any advice on window and door latch removal and installation would be appreciated.
 

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You can replace the door without pulling the fender. Unbolt the door from the hinges whil e the dor is open. You need a helper for this. I would also recomend that you remove the guts of the door prior to removing it (that way it will be lighter). There are 4 bolts between the door and hinges (2 upper and 2 lower bolts). While it can be done, the door alignment may need to be re-addressed.




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I guess the major question I have is will I be able to align the new door with the fender in place.
 

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You can align the vertical and 'tilt' of the door (top/bottom in/out) with the fender on. However, if the door needs to move fore/aft, or be tilted from front to back, it is really difficult to align with the fender on. I would recommend that you measure the distances you need to move the door, and pull the fender, move the door the distances you measured and re-install the fender.

Good luck...


Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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No problem removing and aligning the door with the fender on. I would not remove the hings though. If you do that might make the alignment a little tougher. Are you using good used doors or new after market doors. I have heard the after market do not fit well, Any opinions from others on this? I have never done this but I heard a little door tweaking is needed with the new ones. This is not for the faint hearted, bending a new door. Good luck

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