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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 19, 8:39 PM Thread Starter
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Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

Does anyone have a J-21550 door adjustment wrench for early Chevelles? It was made by Kent-Moore and was a GM speciality tool.
If someone does, could I possibly get some dimensions from it? I would like to build a wrench of my own.
Maybe a tracing of the curved sections and offset info for the box ends?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 19, 10:16 PM
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Re: Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

I happen to have 2 of them Likely won't be able to do anything until tomorrow but I can take a photo with a ruler if that would help
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Re: Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

Or....I could possibly purchase one from you?? Or rent? Or borrow?
Seriously, a pic with a ruler could work.
Total length -
Total width - ( standing on edge with one box end on the table )
Box head offset - ( a side view of the ends )
I appreciate anything you can send me.
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Re: Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

What makes it so special?

So after googling for about 1 minute, it's nothing more then a "S" wrench. One can buy a 5pc s wrench from sunex for around 25-30 bucks.

I've never needed such a wrench removing the thousands of doors I've done doing collision and restoration work.
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Its bent and offset in such a way that you can loosen the door hinge bolts from the A pillar without loosening or removing the front fender. Great for when you need to loosen the hinges up enough for door adjustments.
I would like to buy, rent, borrow one so I can fix my door issue and also use it as a model to build a duplicate.
There were others like it bent in other shapes for other model car doors but this one is socific to Chevelles.

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Here is a pic....
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Re: Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

I used gear wrench swivel heads with a shorty socket. Works great.

(this is what I used)
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/att...p;d=1492647689

Loosen all the hinge bolts except one when adjusting. Leave lower bolt if you want to snug up top of door, and leave the upper bolt if you want to snug up lower edge of door.
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Or....I could possibly purchase one from you?? Or rent? Or borrow?
Seriously, a pic with a ruler could work.
Total length -
Total width - ( standing on edge with one box end on the table )
Box head offset - ( a side view of the ends )
I appreciate anything you can send me.
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I paid 25 for the last one, if you want it for 25 that would work.
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Re: Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

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What makes it so special?

So after googling for about 1 minute, it's nothing more then a "S" wrench. One can buy a 5pc s wrench from sunex for around 25-30 bucks.

I've never needed such a wrench removing the thousands of doors I've done doing collision and restoration work.

I have 2 or 3 different ones I used to use a lot to adjust the hinge to cowl bolts. 2 door cars would have sag issues, We go a lot of farm trucks that would need adjust with or without a hinge rebuild. The offset makes it special.

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And another:
There is another that looks like a socket on each end rather than a box end wrench.

I have not been able to find one like it, I used to borrow it a lot from a coworker.
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Re: Need J-21550 door adjustment wrench or info

Ill take it for $25. That will save me a bunch of homework and welding.
I will PM you for the details.
Thanks,
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Does any one have one for a 66 with flush mount Phillips head bolt
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Does any one have one for a 66 with flush mount Phillips head bolt
I made one with a socket and cut off the tip of a BIG screwdriver. welded tip into socket. Biggest problem is finding big enough tip which I think is #4.
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