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      BadBowtie reacted to Grit dog's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Here’s what a “factory” 70s truck looks like. It ain’t great and maybe could be improved but the front of this truck has never been...
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      BadBowtie reacted to fast 99's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Wasn't criticizing the employees. If a part isn't manufactured within adjustability not much in the way of options. Back then close was...
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      BadBowtie reacted to Grit dog's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      From your comment about the level on the pass fender and the weird shaped “shine” in the gap2 photo, truck looks like it may have taken...
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      BadBowtie reacted to fofiddyfo's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Keith, I love reading your posts about real life on the line! Thank you for taking the time to write these! If you ever write a book……...
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      BadBowtie reacted to Keith Seymore's post in the thread Terrible gap with Wow Wow.
      Here's how we did it: "Quote=Keith Seymore What we used to do for fender shims is tape a packet together, like 3 shims, and we would...
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      BadBowtie reacted to Keith Seymore's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      There should be shims here, here and here. K
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      BadBowtie reacted to TotalyHucked's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Looking at your pictures, it definitely looks like your pass fender needs to come in toward the hood and maybe down just a hair. You'll...
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      BadBowtie reacted to curse's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      After looking at it closer I think the top of the passenger fender was "rolled out" for lack of better words. I think the previous owner...
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      BadBowtie reacted to curse's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      I agree with grit dog, my truck has been molested. I'm finding a lot of things were done poorly. Thanks for the replies everyone
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      BadBowtie reacted to Grit dog's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Regardless of how panel gaps on these trucks are rarely “perfect”, that truck is not normal. Stuff is racked, bowed, and/or crooked.
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      BadBowtie reacted to fast 99's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Keep in mind good panel fit at GM was a suggestion. Compared to today's vehicles it was horrible. Have to bend, shim, and accept lesser...
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      BadBowtie reacted to curse's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      I'm pretty sure they are the original fenders, I see areas of red that match the areas of red on the cab. I ended up putting a long...
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      BadBowtie reacted to fast 99's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Areas in the rear upper corners of the fenders, pry bar, hammer and block of wood are your friend. Are all the shims out at the rear...
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      BadBowtie reacted to Shorty81's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      Are there any body shims you can pull out? I built my truck with panels from the parts bin. I had to get creative with body shims to get...
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      BadBowtie reacted to mxer147's post in the thread Terrible gap with Like Like.
      You need to make sure everything is square on the front starting with the core support, from there match up the other panels. Be sure to...
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