Originally Posted by tech69
is it me or are these cars a nightmare to line up?
You got that right! I had to slice the rear posts on a wagon to get the lift gate to fit, and weld a bead to get any of the door gaps right. I have a lot of original parts so switching hoods worked on the front----after the 3rd or 4th one, and they were all different. There seems to be good reason why these cars have a lot of adjustment points on them.
There isn't a lot you can do with the hood gap, so I kind of let it set the gap for the rest, even though I start with the door to 1/4 gap and work forward.
The assembly manual says the gaps should be 1/16-3/16 which is very tight and you don't see many with that consistantly all around.