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Old 05-09-2011, 09:43 PM
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Calgary area body shop.....need a little help with the Chevelle

I replaced my door hinges and had the front fenders and hood off this winter.....now I cannot get anything lined up in the front end.

I am out of my league and need a recommendation of where I can take the car to get the panels at least reasonably straight and doors lined up?

Doesn't need to be show quality but would like it to a least be close.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 05-10-2011, 04:56 AM
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I guess when you took it apart, you didnt take notice of where all the shims went........should have.

I am sure one of the experts here can give you a heads up
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Well.....I did have the shims separated and neatly stacked on the work bench.

My beautiful daughter though she would help by rearranging the stacks so the same sizes were all together.
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Well.....I did have the shims separated and neatly stacked on the work bench.

My beautiful daughter though she would help by rearranging the stacks so the same sizes were all together.
Little OCD, huh? My little grandson has lots of fun with this.
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Wickster, If you can turn a wrench you should be able to handle this.
I assume its all painted so you must be careful, tape all edges to prevent oops.
Obviously the qtr panels didnt move so I would start there and move forward. I find it easier to remove door latches when aligning doors. Once u have both door/ qtr gaps set, move onto the fenders and finally the hood. Since it is painted and finished you may have to play a little game of give and take with the gaps. There's no big secret, it just takes some time. You may loosen panels and take shims in and out several times. You'll get it. Goodluck....chris
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