Originally Posted by hamrad
I had the same problem with my 74 Trans Am. I could not figure out how to get one side of my trunk lid to line up. It was about 1/4 inch higher than the quarter panel. After I read this response and tried shimming it it lined up perfectly. I thought it would not work the way the hinges are welded to the body but sure enough it did! Thanks for this post.
you can raise or lower a hood or trunk with shims if you know what your doing. just as you use shims to realign the door opening to make doors fit. on most older cars there are no adjustment at the door. adjustments are done by shimming the body a-pillar or b-pillar.