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i,m having trouble with my hood hitting the back corners. could anybody tell me what the factory gap would be between the fender and cowl. and what measurement do you get between the fenders at the rear of the hood, plus what gap should be between the hood and fenders. i'm going nuts trying to get a tight gap and maybe i'm taking it to far. thanks jeff
 

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I’m not sure on the precise gap, but I use a thin paint stick to set my gaps. I just tape them in place and set accordingly. I think it’s about 3/16”
 

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yeah my paint sticks are about 1/8 thick, that's where i am right now and it seems to be better but that sure is a thick gap down the hood. i have all the door gap specs but i just wondered if there was other gap specs for the whole car. thanks for the info, every little bit gets me closer to finishing the build. jeff
 

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Maybe this article that I put together will help you
 

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wait a minute, maybe i should clarify that i am not using original hinges. i have CVF hinges. the hinges are fine i think it's a gapping issue. thanks
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