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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Convertable Body Panel Gapping

Need advice on setting up body panels on a convertable.
What I have now is a paint stick thickness at the door and quarter panel and door to rocker panel. I had taken out the thinnest shim on the door striker to get an easy close. Body lines are real good.
My concern is being a ragtop is in the pillar post area, I don't want to get too far away from the weatherstripping to not to be effective even though that weatherstipping has a double lip on the seal. I do have poly body mounts all though so sag is almost non-existant when the doors open and hindges are perfect.
Could anyone shoot me some close pics. of their a alignment's, mostly
in the pillar post, door to fender to hood area. Thanks all.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 10:08 PM
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I'd take pics of the 66 if I thought it could help but my rubber parts are off right now.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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Could you take pics of the sheetmetal alignment then? This will give me a good idea of where the fender-door-cowl-windshield A-pillar are suppose to be. The weatherstrip will then lay in where it will lay. I'll try to post a pic. at what specifically I'm concerned with. Thanks Allan.
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