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Old 09-09-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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Clamshell alignment

So, Iíve searched this and canít quite figure out the exact way to adjust this. My clamshell sits ďoffĒ a bit to the right (pass) side. The trim gap is smaller on the right than the left. Iíve read Mike Fís page and understand the height adjustments, but I canít figure out how to adjust it left to right and vice versa. Top raises and lowers fine, and the clamshell is flush height wise. Itís as though it needs to be tweaked to the left a few MM. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:10 AM   #2
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So, Iíve searched this and canít quite figure out the exact way to adjust this. My clamshell sits ďoffĒ a bit to the right (pass) side. The trim gap is smaller on the right than the left. Iíve read Mike Fís page and understand the height adjustments, but I canít figure out how to adjust it left to right and vice versa. Top raises and lowers fine, and the clamshell is flush height wise. Itís as though it needs to be tweaked to the left a few MM. Any help would be appreciated.
Likewise. Mine isn't as pronounced, but I know it's there.
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looks like it actually has to be shifted back 1/16" or so, and in the act of moving rearward it will also move out a bit. there may be enough play in the bolts that mount the clamshell to the bracket to accomplish that?
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looks like it actually has to be shifted back 1/16" or so, and in the act of moving rearward it will also move out a bit. there may be enough play in the bolts that mount the clamshell to the bracket to accomplish that?
Are you talking about the rail the mechanism runs on? The lever arms are all pivot pins with no real adjustment. The bolts that connect the arms to the channel rail do have an eccentric bolt, but that seems to adjust the height along with the other various adjustment points. I canít figure out any other options short of perhaps the cable timing is a tiny bit off, or perhaps one is stretched. I havenít looked at the motor/cable connection yet, I donít really want to mess things up just for a relatively minor body line issue...
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If only one side of the top mechanism was doing all the work, it may have bent the inner body panel where the transmission bolts to the car. This happened to me. Check your cables.
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