Can anybody tell me how to fix this? The trunk fits flush around the sides but the top is too high. Its like the hinges may be too high but I'm not sure how to adjust them.
Hi Don:You can probably fix it by placing a shim on the rear most hinge to deck lid bolts. The shim goes between the hinge and deck lid. At least that is my recollection. Might take more than one.
Nothing flexes, the trunk lid is raised in the rear by the shim, so when it is closed back down to be level with the quarters, the front of the lid goes down also.Hi Don:
Does that mean that only "one" of the bolts gets the shim(s)? If I'm understanding you correctly, you would cause the hinge to flex downward towards the trunk floor, thereby sucking down the deck lid somewhat?
I think it is a good idea to do that.Just wondering if trunk fitment should be done with weatherstripping installed?
Thanks for confirming what I thought. I know that when we are going for lazer straight body panels every little detail counts.I think it is a good idea to do that.
I put my weatherstrip on when I fitted my lid and took it back off to paint it. I used some silicone for that and it peeled off OK allowing it to be re-installed afterwards.
thanks for that info. i'm almost at that point and i might spend the winter fine tuning the gaps. that's great information that everybody should know. thanks jeff. :shakehands:Rusty....Section V here http://www.trifive.com/forums/55-56-57/Body Adjustments Guide.PDF covers rear compartment lid adjustments.....Hope it helps you.