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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes You Don't Need A Tape Measure

In my ongoing quest to restore my 68' Convert. I have found that making things look right is better that having exact measurements.
I have discovered this while aligning body panels, trims; etc..... Now that I've come to terms with this my resto. is finishing up alot quicker! Live and learn.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 07:26 PM
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Gee and I thought all the custom hot rod car builders used a paint stirring stick to gap the panels and doors. What didn't fit got body filler to build up the edge so that they looked perfect (they can do this because custom made show cars don't get parked in a mall paring lot to have the plastic filler door edges get knocked off).

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Gee and I thought all the custom hot rod car builders used a paint stirring stick to gap the panels and doors. What didn't fit got body filler to build up the edge so that they looked perfect (they can do this because custom made show cars don't get parked in a mall paring lot to have the plastic filler door edges get knocked off).

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Actually these days they usually weld up and then grind off to get the right gaps. But you're right, that used to be the norm.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-2011, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I know, but it kills me to have something offset 1/4" just to make it right on the other end.
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