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Old 05-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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door vs fender gap

I have a gap between my driver door and front driver fender.. any idea on how this can be fixed? the other side of the car is perfect, all lines match with no gaps. also car was totaled back in 98' but everything was fixed. I would really like to hear some input on how I can attempt to try and fix this, thanks
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Check your hinges, they may be bent. They usually sag, but if the doors get thrown or slammed a lot or taken by the wind, it could damage the hinges.
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It's been a long time, but if memory serves me correct you should be able to play with the spacing by loosening the mounting bolts around the fender. Push in on the bottom and you can also bring it in from the under good side where the bolts are. Just loosen and adjust til your happy.
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It's hard to tell from the pics, is the fender sticking out further then the door or is it just the space between the door and the fender. If its just the space then disregard my last post.... There's two hinges with three bolts each that hold your door on. This is easiest done with two people and have a jack handy. Loosen the bolts enough to adjust the door, have the door open with jack in place. The second person can push the door in until your happy with spacing, then tighten bolts and check striker alignment. It's easiest to access the bolts with the inner fender well out.
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It's hard to tell from the pics, is the fender sticking out further then the door or is it just the space between the door and the fender. If its just the space then disregard my last post.... There's two hinges with three bolts each that hold your door on. This is easiest done with two people and have a jack handy. Loosen the bolts enough to adjust the door, have the door open with jack in place. The second person can push the door in until your happy with spacing, then tighten bolts and check striker alignment. It's easiest to access the bolts with the inner fender well out.
no it sticks out further than the door.. I'm guessing removing the wheels would help. I'm of work tomorrow so I'll see what I can do
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Ok in that case look at the first post. It could be that's as close as they could get it post accident, but there still should be room to play. Just try loosening the mounting bolts under the hood an down the bottom of the fender. It'll definitely help if you take the wheel off and the inner fender well out. Then see if you can push the fender in and re tighten.
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I have a '91 GT and mine is exactly the same as yours. Same gap...... same place. If and when you figure it..........please let me know! Thanks
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I have a '91 GT and mine is exactly the same as yours. Same gap...... same place. If and when you figure it..........please let me know! Thanks
i will definitely do.
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Have you found anymore info about this yet?
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I have the same gap, but I have an older vert.
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