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Hood Gaps

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Kevin Curry, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Kevin Curry

    Kevin Curry Enthusiast

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    Hi everybody - I wanted to get people's opinion on body panel fit in Gen 1 cars. I thought at first this hood was ajar but it is closed and you can see the fit or misfit in the head-on photo. What would cause this large of a gap by the right headlamp? Forced shut at one time? The car only has 7300 miles on it and doesn't look abused, in fact it's gorgeous. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, safe motoring all!

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  2. Robert Stone

    Robert Stone VCA Member VCA Member

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    Try lubing your hinges
     
  3. Robert Stone

    Robert Stone VCA Member VCA Member

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    Need A/C condenser for 1996 gts
     
  4. Dan Cragin

    Dan Cragin Enthusiast

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    The gaps were all over the place from the factory. You can improve on that, but it requires a lot of adjustments and removing the front bump cover to align the
    radiator support.
     
  5. ViperRed

    ViperRed Enthusiast

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    I've had so many friends suffer from this, the bottom line?
    The fibreglass hood deforms over time.
     

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