Tub Sag

So after acquiring this rust free 1200 Herald I notice that the door bottom on the drivers side did not meet up with the rest of the body as you can see from the photo

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/tonegod/heralddoor.jpg

And after many hours of adjustments of the door, I just never could get it to line up like it should… I was then directed that I probably had Body Tub Sag… where the B post sag out away from each other (not a problem for a hardtop car, but major problem with Convertibles…)

So after much planning of different ways of bending the Bpost back on the drivers side and not bending the Bpost on the passenger side I came up with this idea…. Using the (seat belt?) bolt in the backseat floor on the other side of the car I attached a rachet tie down…

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/tonegod/heralddoor.jpg

Then attaching the other side of the rachet belt to the Bpost that had sagged out…..

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/tonegod/heralddoor.jpg

I then over a period of a week kept tightening the belt a little each day (a couple of times a day).. until I brought the Bpost back into position (actually had to take it beyond the position because as I removed the belt the B post would spring back a bit… but finally I got this….

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b167/tonegod/heralddoor.jpg

Over I was pleased with this, now trying to think of a way of giving this support so it won't happen again…

Hope this helps someone out there in Herald land!!!!

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