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Rick Fraser

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Hi guys, this seems like a dumb question but, my doors do not have a stay or limiter when opening. They will go fully 90 degrees, which I am pretty sure is  farther than they are supposed to open. Is there something missing here?

Here's a picture from last year.

 

Isn't she a beauty?

 

 

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There is a door check strap just like modern cars that limits opening distance...shiny thin strap that mount to body or car with a pin, then sticks into door....

 

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Thanks Mssr. Bwatoe. Is there a part available or am I looking for:

 

NOS part.

Fabricate myself

or

Used part.

You wouldn't have an image of what's missing on my car, would you?

 

Thanks, Rick. 

 

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I visited the car wreckers, found a 2016 Honda something left and right front door checks, fitted and works well, 3 stops, doesn't swing open or shut in wind.  Had to drill two 5/32" fixing holes in door frame . 

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I have 06h-76 vs your 06h-56   both 40 zephyrs, but some differences--i will look it up, post a photo of your door jamb,

Lets see more pics of your car- looks like a show stopper   very nice!  (and top down!!)  I see a new generation of drivers that

actually lower the top... wrinkles be damned  way cool!  ford ebay  pic https://www.ebay.com/itm/1932-1948-Ford-Door-Check-Strap-1932-1933-1934-1935-1936-1937-1938-1940-1948/283810581745?hash=item42146dccf1:g:H2MAAOSw4tJeZ8U4

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Here's a picture. So it looks like the stay is present but not working. Maybe disconnected inside the door.20200325_181600.thumb.jpg.32387112cb17387a132ba014140246e8.jpg

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yes, perfect- there is a device on the door that creates the resistance, "detent"--I think you could peek in the lower corner

with a good light to see...or at least shoot a little solvent / lube  pbblaster or such, may free up the mechanism..

I dont really remember how it is configured...those are big heavy doors that most times get service  for door sag...maybe something

was left off--

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The rubber bumper inside the door on the end of the check may be missing or worn. The doors should open up to 90 degrees, but no more.

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There are three stop positions on the metal strap, the bumps wear down,  could build them up with welding but the internal springs loose tension and  break anyway so best to replace with a junk yard 5 year old modern replacement. See my earlier post. Those e/bay straps didn't appear to have any mid stops. Picture gone now. The wind can catch those big doors with no mid stops when ajar and wreck  the fixings. Trying to down load  picture, no success yet. Cant get the grandkids in with this covid 19 corona virus around. Stay tuned 

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Manual calls for different door check P/N's for the different models.  Series 56 with a longer door may have shorter check arm so it stops earlier (smaller angle), or would not be able to reach out from the seat and grab the arm rest.  Series 73 4-door with shorter doors may swing out farther with larger angle because can still reach out from seat to shorter door and grab arm rest.  Don't have both parts to compare however.

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