Air leak

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  1. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    So I'm driving through some fairly strong winds in this picture. If you look at the top right corner of the door, the force of the wind is actually forcing the doorframe away from the truck body. The door hinges are solid and don't appear to have moved. Is this a simple case of needing to replace the weatherstripping, or do I have something else going on? The last time I messed with door hinges I got myself into a mess.

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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    2X4 in the door jamb and a firm push on the window frame will fix it. Then no more grabbing the mirror.
     
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  4. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    I'm trying to visualize...
    Won't that force the leading edge of the door out?
     
  5. project359

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    2x4 in the door jam by the top of the hinge.
     
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    spindrift Road Train Member

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  7. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Yes. Window down and vent window open. Has been the official peterbilt fix forever. LOL
     
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  8. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Buy a Western Star. You won't have such issues....:D

    Seriously though the 2x4 is the standard fix.
     
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  9. spindrift

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    Is this 2X4 you speak of available at any Snappy dealer??
     
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