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Old 11-18-2008, 05:04 PM
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Fender and Hood Alignment Issues

I'm having a problem getting the front end of my 69 Firebird aligned. The fenders and hood are all Dynacorn. I see 2 main issues right now. First, the hood seems to have a bow in it. I have it flush with the fender at the front and back on both sides but in the middle of the fender the hood is about .250" higher. Any idea how I should go about handling this?

I can't seem to get enough gap between the fenders and the hood. The edge of the hood does not seem to be a 90 degree bend, it is more like 80 degrees and then it takes a 40 degree bend back away from the outside.
It looks sort of like this

I have the doors adjusted as far out as they will go. If I shim the fender out to set the gaps for the hood they stick out further than the door. I'm thinking about drilling out all the welds on the side of the hood and rewelding it so that the side of the hood is 90 degrees. Anyone had to deal with something like this before. Thought I'd check before tearing up a brand new hood.

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