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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 19, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not a body man...

I can tell already,,, after wrestling the passenger side fender,,,, that i'll get everything bolted on and then take it the pro's to get the gaps right ..
You body guys must have the most patience of anyone

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 19, 08:02 AM
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Re: I'm not a body man...

Me neither but you have a body. So the first thing you do is set the gaps on the door since the rear fenders are welded in place and aren't going any where. You then work your way forward to the fenders measuring off of your freshly adjusted door with a paint stick. If things don't fit from there you have bad parts not lack of skill and you must modify the part to fit the gap (break out the electric glue gun) which is where a MIG welder comes into it's own.

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The alignment part isn't overly hard, but it is very time consuming. I'm sure you could handle it if you just wanted to dedicate the time to it.

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I have had better luck installing both fenders, hood, header panel, and cowl panel. If you don't square everything up first, your adjustments could be a waste of time.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 19, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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I have had better luck installing both fenders, hood, header panel, and cowl panel. If you don't square everything up first, your adjustments could be a waste of time.
That's my plan,, get everything mounted, LOOSELY, and go from there

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Worn out body bushings will make an otherwise good fitting fender a big head scratcher if you dont know what to check

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Worn out body bushings will make an otherwise good fitting fender a big head scratcher if you dont know what to check
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Fenders are easy.... try a door

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Fenders are easy.... try a door
I know what you mean... I rebuilt the door hinges on the drivers door and wrestled that biotch for over an hour trying to get it lined up and latching again

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Put all 4 tires on it . then get your gaps. You would be surprised how it may differ. Even with solid mounts.

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I have these that set the door to rocker gap then i can slide it forward or back to set door to quarter gap
Then all i have to do is bolt the hinges up
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