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Old 11-28-2012, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by NOVA1958 View Post
The car must have been hit fairly hard on the driver side because it push the drivers side where the fender and door,subframe all connect back about 3/8 in.even the pillar was pushed back.Before I found this I had smoothed the firewall.I got a friend that's a body guy to come over to see about pulling all that out and he said it would screw up all the work I've done on the firewall,he suggested leaving it alone.The only damage I could find to the rear frame was right inside the driver fender well looked like it may have hit a curb or something on put a pretty good dent in it.The way I found this out was I purchased another door and it would not fit, it was to long.We measured the pass side and found the problem where the opening was pushed back.The body shop had made the door shell fit the opening, they pushed the front where the hinges are in,no modification to the door skin.The windshield fixes,everything fixes and all the lines are all good just the problem with the radiator support. I guest I should have mentioned this before.I guest I should be happy with what I've got taking all the time I have spent trying to get as close as possible.Again thanks for all the help.
You have some serious thinking here, the body shop modified the door to fit the hinge pillar that was pushed back and there was no sheet metal on the front at the time?

I feel like Columbo finding a body in the garden shed half way thru the show. EVERYTHING changes now.
How about your bodyman friend who told you to leave the firewall and pillar alone, where is he now?

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