Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The other thing I figured out today...

When the front end repair was done, and the passengers quarter was beaten into submission, it was never welded back to the inner structure. This explains why the gap goes bad part way back the hood. I clamped a pair of vise grips to the inside lip of the fender and pulled it, with a strap hooked in the opposite shock tower until it lined up. Well, as far as I could tell with the hood stopping on top of the vise grip. This weekend I will weld a tab on the inside lip so that the hood will close all the way and I can check the line. It actually looks better in the picture but the gap goes from a light 1/4" to a heavy 3/8" and back to 1/4" along the edge of the hood. If I'm in this deep, I can't let that go, right?