Trunk deck lid problem's

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  1. blue69runner

    blue69runner Well-Known Member

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    Got my trunk lid on today and it is up high near the Dutch mans panel. Crawled in the trunk from the back seat and see gaps in that area and where it rest on the quarter rain gutter's. Any Ideas on how to adjust it down in that area. Any information would be appreciated to solve this problem. Don't want it to leak back their. blue68runner.
     
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    Is the seal already in place? There was another member on here not long ago with the same problem, think he ended up having to do some tweaking for his to fit right.

    A better explanation of the problem and some pictures would help.
     
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      First thing is if the weather strip is in, get in the trunk and have an assistant slowly close the lid.
      when you get close you'll be able to see what is making contact first. Take a small dead blow and
      knock the gasket down a little to give you some clearance. That lip is made to be adjusted that way.
      Next, put a small piece of green masking tape next to the washer heads all the way around. This will
      give you feedback on how much you are moving the hinge. You'll need to loosed all the bolts to just
      snug, and then loosen the bolt that's closest to the dutchman panel while supporting the weight and
      looking at your masking tape. Push up on the deck lid and move it 1/16" into the masking tape.
      Tighten all the bolts and re-check. If you run out of room on this bolt, use the other one and move it
      the other way while watching the tape for reference. When all done, check the rubber seal with a sheet
      of paper and close the lid. if it's loose, tap the lip up until the paper is snug and move on from there.
       
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      • blue69runner

        blue69runner Well-Known Member

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        Thanks guys for the information. As you would know had to play with the hood at the hinge bolt's as stated. The corners where up pretty high. I did loosen the bolts and move the hood so it would not be sticking up then adjusted the trunk lock to pull the back down more. Now all is well no more light coming through. Good tight fit. New gasket so it needed to be tweaked as you all have stated. Thanks again for the help. :thumbsup:
         
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