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Old 03-07-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm new to the site so I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I bought this car about 2 months ago and I am loving it! It's a bit of a project but I have big plans. Since I bought it the fenders have not aligned with the doors. It has aftermarket fenders and front bumper. They're weird though. Both fenders and the bumper are one piece. Seems strange. I'll put a pictures of the gap on. It really bothers me that there is this gap and I don't see how to fix it. It's never been in an accident.



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So the fender/bumper/fender wraps all the way around? weird.

There's supposed to be two bolts on the bottom of the fender on either side. They usually rust out and break off when you try to take them off - could be what happened.
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So the fender/bumper/fender wraps all the way around? weird.

There's supposed to be two bolts on the bottom of the fender on either side. They usually rust out and break off when you try to take them off - could be what happened.
Ok I'll check that tomorrow. And yah it's really weird. You can sort of see it here
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Looks like they fiberglassed the line right there.
Right where that crack is.
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Looks like they fiberglassed the line right there.
Right where that crack is.
I think you're giving them too much credit, it looks like they just filled the seam with bondo and then painted it.

Like said before, there's two screws at the bottom of the fender by the door and they always break off when you got to take them out. There's also another stud midway up the door that lets you adjust the fender up there if you need to.
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Like said before, there's two screws at the bottom of the fender by the door and they always break off when you got to take them out.
I feel for you rustbelt types. No such thing as broken bolts down here.
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