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Correct, Pinion Head. I did the passenger side first to practice so I wouldn't screw up the drivers side, but it was worse both at the bottom and the very top. the way I evened out the gap at the top was I pulled the folded metal out, then used a hammer & dolley to pound it back in, giving it a more even curve. Good enough for me since I will spend 95% of my time on the driver side of the car anyways, plus you can't see it from my house!
Just a side note, I used a lot of aftermarket metal on my 70. Fenders, hood, quarters, deck lid, outer wheel house, filler panel, and rear valence. To be honest, the fit is much better than you would expect. Better than any other year GTO. Granted, I don't think there is a single panel that couldn't benefit from slight tweaking, but it's going to be a driver. Nothing has to be perfect. That being said, most panels will need some massaging to fit correctly. You cant just slap 5 or 6 pieces of taiwan sheet metal on a 46 year old american car and expect things to work perfectly.
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