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    A f430 door skin will be mounted to this frame. The new body panel has a very round shape and will be sitting 3 inches from where the old panel was. In order to keep the door skin from hitting the fender, both door hinges were removed and the aluminum blocks were put between the hinges and the original body.
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    Take note the door didn't move. The door still opens and closes as it should. The only thing that changes is the pivot point of the hinge. As you see in this photo extra support was added behind the hinges to keep them solid.

    The door hinge remains the same (stock Fiero). Just the way it's mounted to the door was changed.
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    When everything is said and done. You will end up being able to have a nice thin 3/16 door gap.
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    OK - Now option 2

    The following illustrates moving the pivot point 1.5 inches on a Sebring by modifying the hinge itself.

    This is the final product mounted on the door. Again the door is sitting in it's original location. Just the pivot point of the hinge was moved. As you see in the photo, the car body was also cut to allow the door hinge to be mounted past the original door skin.
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    This method involves cutting the hinge in half and adding a piece of 1.5 x 1.5" square channel between the two pieces. An extra tab was also added to where the original mounting holes were to relocate where it bolts to the door. The areas shown in green were added to the original hinge.
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    Here is one more photo showing where the original hinge was cut in half.

    Hope this helps someone! I'm done typing!
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    brilliant! thanks!

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