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I have a 56 sedan and I'm putting it all back together since it came to me in boxes. What I would like to know is could someone measure the spacer/shims under their radiator support so I can get a better idea of what that distance is.Yes I have been to the stock 56 assembly manual section and no details,i know that they will all be a little different due to sheet metal variances and such. just trying to get the front fenders and radiator support to line up,thanks Marty
 

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You need to shim it until the fenders line up with the front of the doors. A measurement isn't going to help you much.
 

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Yep, trial and error. I would start with one inch and thats including the rubber strip.
 

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I realize it will be trial and error BUT can someone please get me in the ballpark! I have a wood stake and a few metal washers and the fenders are close but Figured someone could take five minutes with a caliper or tape and give me a ball park measurement,i'm not feeling the love here.
 

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Marty, it depends on the car itself. If you have old body mounts, the body will be sagging and take way less. If you have new ones, start with one inch. I use a floor jack under the core support and jack it up till the fenders start to get a nice line against the doors, then I start stuffing in the shims.
 
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