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trying to put together a 1969 camaro puzzle

Hey guys I am building a 1969 camaro I just got the car painted synergy green and now I need to assemble the car. I have the fenders hung on the car but I have a huge gap on the passenger side infront of the door also no gap on the drivers side. The passenger fender is new and the drives side is original.do you all have any tips or advice when doing this.

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loosen the bolts and move the front over.sounds like its not lined up.
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Click here for a "Basics of Basics" on fitting panels.

So let's start with that question, were ALL the sheetmetal parts trail fit together on the car before you painted it?

Aftermarket fenders require a LOT of twisting, hogging out holes, massaging and usually plastic filler to make them anywhere close to the original fenders fit and look.

Here is a "Basics of Baiscs" on that subject.


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PLease tell us you pre fit the fenders before painting them....you did didn't you?

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Yes guys I pre fit stuff and spent the better part of the day getting the front fenders,and doors to line up.Now its just the header panel and stuff.
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But were all these parts on the car and fitting before?

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Yes guys I pre fit stuff and spent the better part of the day getting the front fenders,and doors to line up.Now its just the header panel and stuff.
I am helping a friend with a 69 Camaro and we have spent the better part of several weeks fitting the front end sheet metal.

You must have some way of repeating the locations of all the front end sheet metal pieces after they have been painted. One method is to drill 1/8" holes in inconspicuous locations so 1/8" metal rods can be inserted to position the pieces precisely back into the same locations as before paint.


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yes everything had been on the car and looking great. I removed it and had it painted now its assembled and back on the car. I still need to do a bit more tweaking on the passenger fender (aftermarket). The car is looking great.Thanks for the advice.This is the second one i have done the first one I did not have the painter do it in pieces.
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Are the four bolts that hold the subframe to the car floor tight? Have they been loosened? Did you by chance remove the subframe to paint it? Did you remove the radiator support? You can also shift the whole front end using the four bolts for the subframe. You can shift the radiator support from side to side to help with the fender gap at the door. If you want to tighten the gap on the left side loosen the radiator support bolts and push the front end to the left. Its best if you do this type of shifting with the hood on so you can see if it is square.
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