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09-16-2012 02:57 PM holy hood, batman!
These past few weeks I've been messing around with trying to align the body panels to get them to fit easily. who knew it would be so difficult. I think it's worse for me as I'm dealing with all different parts (nothing came form my car) and everything is modified. so many variables...

During all this I distracted myself and drilled out some holes on the underside of my engine hood. I went through several drill bits, hole saws itself, and a lot of sweat (I laid my hood in the back yard and worked under the sun)


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08-05-2012 08:16 PM panel alignment 2
More pics showing the core support mods and inner fenders- I need to trim more around the upper control arms


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08-05-2012 08:15 PM panel alignment 1
This weekend I worked on more panel alignment/ fitting. I lost count of how many times I put the fenders on, took the fenders off, made an adjustment here and there, then put the fenders on, then took them off....

I also did numerous trimming on the inner fenders, but not enough as I need to make more. I also trimmed off one of the brackets on the underside of the fender- this allowed me to move it back farther for a nicer fit. I still have to take them off again and trim on the fender to prevent the door from scraping it. I have the gaps pretty tight, I'm hoping I'll be able to keep this, as it looks much better than I remember it being before.

I also took the time to fill in some holes on the core support (it was like it was perforated) and I widened the area for the radiator opening.

The goal now is to get the sheet metal on and aligned, as I have a few more customizing ideas I want to do, but I'll need the panels on for measuring, etc.

If anyone has any tips/ tricks for panel alignment, I'm all ears! This took forever..


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07-29-2012 10:14 PM Fender extension panel fit improvement 2
Same project, this post shows the progress made tothe pass side. Some are before/ after pics


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07-29-2012 10:13 PM Fender extension panel fit improvement 1
I got another day in this weekend- I worked on improving the fit of the fender/ fender extension and lower valence panel. There are a few "before" pics where you can see poor panel alignment. I used a combination of tweaking the shapes and adding some weld on the edges to reduce the nasty gaps. It's not perfect, but, it is better than before...

This post shows the left side. the next post will show the right.


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