Wow - pretty scientific ! So, basically, it sounds like you bend the hinges ?Bhacker15 said:I work @ a GM plant that makes the chevy /gmc full size trucks when we have gaps like this we open the door then pull up or push down a bit to help line then up better. To push down put 1 hand @ the top of the door and 1 on the inside handle and push down.to move it up hand on the inside handle and side of the window bar and push down. Just a bit try either way and see if it helps
hyperv6 said:This is what is called a hard point in a car and for years most cars were not even or even small in gap size as it made it eaiser to assemble the car.
Today they are starting to make dashes that wrap more and more into the doors and it is harder to hide these gaps. Noting when the Theta platform was originated the points here may just not be as tight as they would be on many of the newer platforms.
Also some car hide the gaps better than others too in the way the doors meet the dash.
While most people never notice GM has started to step up and cut interior and panel gaps on most of the newer cars coming out. Note the leading hood gap on the new just shown 2014 Impala. There is little gap all together.
While the Terrain is a big improvment over the older Theta models it still has somethings that need addressed and they will be in the next plarform replacment.
You will not fined issues like this in the new coming ATS Alpha plaform. Many of the rule changes Lutz put in will catch up with the new models he signed off on. While cars like the Malibu and Nox or Terrain are greatly improved there is much to come in improvments in the near future.
Yes these are examples of what Bob Lutz could do with the old platform. He really did a good job. But with that said the new platforms are going to even leap what improvments here that they could not make with the old platform. Also development money will advance the improvments even more.NODES said:these cars are still miles ahead of GM of old.