Fender/Door Misalignment

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  1. WNY Cat

    WNY Cat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I was wondering if anyone else has this issue. Also, does anyone on the forum have any experience with aligning them?
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    I have an appointment with a body shop to fix it because I don't trust the dealership to do body work.
     
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    I don't have any experience but I would do the same thing. Take it to a trusted body shop and pay to get it done correctly! I don't have the issue on my car.
     
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    I'm wondering whether the bottom of the fender is welded or are there some bolts that can be loosened to move it in and out?
    I figure that the door can be shimmed out but I'm not sure which is the best way. Maybe Brampton Builder could enlighten me?
     
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    That's terrible
     
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    Front fender is bolt on. Something like 7 bolts. I remember Brampton Builder saying that in some other post a while back.

    Looking at the fender in relation to the rocker it looks to me like the door needs to be adjusted out...
     
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    Ugh, my '88 Daytona Turbo came in looking like that (both sides). Dealer adjusted the doors & fenders & made it right before delivery, tho I spent 2 sleepless nites fretting over it. Went there to see if my car was delivered on a Sat am & it was just coming off the truck. They were closed till Monday - thought I was going to blow a vein - LOL.

    Net is - doors & fenders are all adjustable & easy to align. Would have expected they wouldn't have these sort of issues any more, guess the "retro bit" doesn't just apply to the styling ! ;)
     
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    I would have it looked at in regard to damaged car reworked. They should have to disclose that. Tell your private shop look at closely. Factory line shld not misalign like that.
     
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    Mine looks the same,, even same color..I have an appointment with the dealer soon,,I will ask them to take a look at it..
     
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    Let me know what they say. My appointment is next week.
     
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    That's when I plan on going too
     
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    Maybe the inspector is color blind and can't see these issues on red cars!
     
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    My Pitch Black is the exact same way, going to body shop next week to get aligned.
     
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    There was another red hellcat at a cruise in..and his was the same way...
     
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    Yes, mine is bad like that, too. Passenger side where my doors meet is off and there's no way I'm taking it to the dealer and was just going to live with it, but we have a very high end body shop nearby so I should probably take it there.
     
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    My trunk is misaligned... I feel your pain
     

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