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Old 03-07-2013, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
There is none....You just get them as close as possible...a good tec wont accept wide gaps but they can be expensive so what a lot of people do is shop by price alone and get a less than perfect job ,If you paid less than 1000.00 to have the 1/4's installed you shouldnt be too worried about it now but if you paid more you should bring it back...check the gaps on the hood they should be about the same...
Mike is right...my first question to you would be...did they ask for the deck lid before they put the quarters on, or did they just weld them in, what they THOUGHT was the right place? And you know what thought did...thought it was a fart...but it wasn't...LOL

Without the deck lid to allow for proper gaps when they welded in the quarter's, all they can do is guess. If they had the deck lid, they didn't use it properly when they welded the quarter's in place. As Mike said, how much you paid could determine the quality of workmanship...it shouldn't, but often it does.

If your not in a position to re-weld the quarters in properly, maybe I can offer a solution that might be less expensive but, before I say any more, what kind of car is it and what kind of shape was it in before you started restoring it?

Ray
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