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This is a discussion on fender adjustment within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Okay, just got the T/A back from the paint shop, notta bad job. I noticed on the passenger side the ...

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    Okay, just got the T/A back from the paint shop, notta bad job. I noticed on the passenger side the paint is already chipped near the top and its created by the door rubbing the fender when its opened. Where are the adjustment points to fix this issue?

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    i think the fender doesnt have much adjustment. . maybe try adjusting the door?

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    The adjustment points are probably where they lifted your car from

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    What I'm hoping and what I believe the issue is are totally different of course. Hoping it could be adjusted. I believe it's going to be the hinges showing their age.

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    I believe inside the door jam there is a bolt supporting the fender. You might be able to adjust with that. Or when you take the fender off there is another adjustment I think close to the wheel well, not sure though.

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    There should be 2 bolts holding the fender inside the door jamb. You will probably have to loosen all the bolts holding the fender to get it to move. Is the door sagging a little? How is the gap at the rear of the door?

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    the gap at the rear isnt bad at all. just the front near where the fender and door meet at the top under the a-post

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94TAGT View Post
    the gap at the rear isnt bad at all. just the front near where the fender and door meet at the top under the a-post
    in this case, since the rear gap is right where it should be id say the hinges are fine, the fender just needs alittle tweak forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94TAGT View Post
    the gap at the rear isnt bad at all. just the front near where the fender and door meet at the top under the a-post
    That's funny....I have that same little spot, in the same spot! And it's never been wrecked (original owner), the hinges aren't worn, the panels line up, and I'm absolutely anal about how the car is lifted (work I don't do myself, I have put on the repair order I'm to be present BEFORE the car goes in the air!). Paint Gremlins??

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBird View Post
    That's funny....I have that same little spot, in the same spot! And it's never been wrecked (original owner), the hinges aren't worn, the panels line up, and I'm absolutely anal about how the car is lifted (work I don't do myself, I have put on the repair order I'm to be present BEFORE the car goes in the air!). Paint Gremlins??
    maybe a woreout mold or they took the parts out of the mold too quickly before they completely cured at the factory? ive seen BAD deformation in fiberglass parts that came out too quick (every sho-gun kit i ever worked on to cars)

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    It must be some kind of factory issue. A lot like the rear bumper on the 93-97 t/a's not lining up perfect on both sides. The left side sits a little bit off more so than the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94TAGT View Post
    It must be some kind of factory issue. A lot like the rear bumper on the 93-97 t/a's not lining up perfect on both sides. The left side sits a little bit off more so than the right side.
    Thats more or less what I was thinking....!

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