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This Doesnt Look Right...

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    This Doesnt Look Right...

    There is this Gap between my front fenders and my doors, i dont think the car has been in an accident.

    the gap on the right fender is a 1/2" bigger than the left gap.
    here are some pics? of the fender.....

    left- http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...6/P9260050.jpg
    right- http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...6/P9260051.jpg
    different angle..

    left- http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...6/P9260048.jpg
    right- http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...6/P9260049.jpg
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    Mines like that on my bird.... the part of the fender that connects there is bent the opposite way... i tried bending mine back but it was already cracking bad i didnt too much and it helped some but now is back to how it was... i dont understand how this even happens but the one on the other side of my car is actually broken off by where it attaches.

    hope that made sense. just look under your car and hopefully you'll see what i mean just be careful if u try bending it back

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    unbolt your fender and see if the bracket is broken that connects it to the car, eithor that or check the bolts under your car where it connects to the bottom underneith. one of them might have broken or has come loose. Otherwise youll have to buy new fenders and bolt them up.

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    This is a very common occurrence when these cars are jacked up in the wrong location. Yours is about the worst case of this I have ever seen.

    Your car can be fixed to eliminate the gaps.

    At the bottom of your front fenders, you should normally see a flange and 2 bolt heads. These fender flanges should point straight down, or perpendicular to, the ground. My guess is that yours definitely do not. A lot of people, and auto mechanics, assume that this flange is where the car should be jacked from - it is not. In fact, there is text somewhere around that area that reads something similar to: "Warning - Do Not Jack"

    Your fender bottoms bolt to a metal backing flange, which is attached to the chassis. You, or a body shop, should be able to carefully bend these flanges back to their normal position.

    Good luck, and let us know what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VChula View Post
    This is a very common occurrence when these cars are jacked up in the wrong location. Yours is about the worst case of this I have ever seen.

    Your car can be fixed to eliminate the gaps.

    At the bottom of your front fenders, you should normally see a flange and 2 bolt heads. These fender flanges should point straight down, or perpendicular to, the ground. My guess is that yours definitely do not. A lot of people, and auto mechanics, assume that this flange is where the car should be jacked from - it is not. In fact, there is text somewhere around that area that reads something similar to: "Warning - Do Not Jack"

    Your fender bottoms bolt to a metal backing flange, which is attached to the chassis. You, or a body shop, should be able to carefully bend these flanges back to their normal position.

    Good luck, and let us know what happens.


    Thanks! that info is Very Helpful I'll let you know what happens!

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    What VChula said.....sounds like someone jacked in the wrong spot...

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    my pass side looks like that too... ive heard you can whack it back into place underneath with a 2x4 and a hammer, but i am too much of a pussy to try it, in case it breaks something or makes it worse

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    Yeah, take a good look under your fenders.. most of the cars around here that I've seen suffer from the bad jack/lift placement... under the doors is a bad place for crunches as well... with all the money we spend at those shops.. you'd think they would know.. or atleast fix what they screw up!
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    Im on my second camaro and ive had this problem on both of them. When I took my car to the body shop to get painted they just tightened them up for me

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    YES!!!! I went out there and did my best to get it fixed and pulled back in. I got the left one to go back perfectly but the right one still sticks out just a hair

    Left fender: http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...enderfixed.jpg

    Right fender:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...enderfixed.jpg

    Underneath:
    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1.../DONOTJACK.jpg
    Last edited by Tyler_LS1; 09-29-2006 at 10:32 PM.

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    looks alot better than it did....

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    Yea the same thing happened to my car. I fixed it pretty easily just take 2x4 or a piece of wood that covers the flange that comes down where the two bolts are. Then take a hammer and lightly tap it back into place.

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