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Fender Alignment Problem 1968 GTO

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I currently have a 1968 gto I am starting to restore. Now this is my first restoration and I am learning alot as I go. I also picked up a 1968 Tempest that is pretty complete for a parts car.

I was planning on using the parts car fender because it was very straight other than a needed patch panel behind the tire. My original fender also needed patch in same spot but also had a crease near the valance.

The issue I am having is that the top of the fender door has a pretty large gap. It is already brushing the door when opening and closing. If I move it in anymore the door will no longer open. I have already moved the door back as much as I can and alighted it pretty good.

What else can i do or check on why there is a large gap at top.

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Ive the same issue,
ive clear it when i take the rubber bushings between core support and frame out.
ive only a few shims now in place.
when the whole frontend comes a little bit higher the gap from fender to door are smaller.
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Thank you for the update I will check this out. I have a new core support hopefully coming in soon been on back-order for 1 month . I already have new bushings ready to put on.

I probably should start a thread on this restoration. I will end up having more questions im sure.

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