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Old 09-25-2009, 06:05 PM
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The first thing I do is take out the latch and hinges and see if it'll fit without them...if it does GREAT !!!then adjust the bumpers so it sets right ,in the hole ,then fasten the hinges ...if theres a problem its in the hinge....start with the hinges ..keep the latch out and install it LAST...Personaly I dont use shims It looks amiturish and cobbled and a pro will spot them at ten paces ...heat the hinge cherry red and bend it slightly up or down or side to side with the deck attached (of coarse)try to close it see the differance and go more or less accordingly this will get the back up or down (if there are no adjustments) and gaps side to side.... as far as the latch goes that should be simple....if youve got the deck adjusted so it fits properly without the latch in it dont fit with the latch....hire a midget and have him figure it out inside the trunk with a flashlight and some tools. BTW the latch will pull the deck to the side also so pay attention to the side gaps when adjusting up and down....
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