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Old 08-23-2012, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 66SSImp454 View Post
Great tips!

When a porta power is used in the rear section to level the body with the deck lid, how much concern is there to alter the quarter panel, body lines or any part of the quarter section?

Thanks for the video.
There's a lot of wrestling you can do with a car and to some it could look hack but if you figure out why something is out of alignment and address it you're not only fixing the problem but you wont have to worry about having to use filler to alter things to make it look normal. You're just using filler to make it sharper, not altering. Another example is using a spoon dolly to bring edges out. You never want to just go, "ok, I need to spoon this edge out and we're good to go." What you want to do is use your options and get it fitting the best you possibly can and then you use the spoon as a last resort. This will always leave you less to spoon out and if you're good enough no problems will ever arrise like high edges or taking something out of it's natural shape cause you have figured out why it's not aligning before just diving in. So if you do a lot of things in their proper order you are increasing your chances of success. In any case, there are times where you have to do something and take it out of it's natural shape, but even that is a judgement call. If the door doesn't fit to an area of the quarter but the door looks straight in that area you go for the quarter, or maybe a little of both. What you don't want to do is make an edge look crooked to fix something. So anything you cheat is looked at with a close observation as to not make anything jump out at you. It all has to be undetectable. This is what All restoration shops do, if they say they don't they're full of chit or they just don't really perfect the alignment. You gotta remember, when you're aligning panels better than they did in factory, you're gonna have to cheat somewhere, the key tis to know where.

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