Ok, here is the latest. Using my gunsmith neighbor's micrometer:
Left side of door opening:
at 6" .184 inches thick
at 8" .186
at 6" .161
at 8" .172
These measurements were taken right near the gasket and before the bevel created by ETI that the gasket material covers.
This seems to be thin to me to be forming a door stop and pressure from the door gasket and might explain why after many door closings, the flexing in this area has created cracks in the gel coat. These measurements seem to be considerably less than what Ron measured on his 2014 19. Any other thoughts??
Tim and Julie
2013 Escape 15B
2014 Nissan Frontier, Previous 2012 Santa Fe