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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:45 PM   #16
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One side of my car has a piantstick size gap...door to quarter...and the other side has a two paintstick gap (door to quarter). Doors and quarters are original to the car and the hinges are bonded on with no adjustment.

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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:06 AM   #17
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I had a 74 that was off by a good amount. Found out the front sub frame was not even close to be lined up! And from what Ive seen alot of them are off!
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Old 20th-November-2012, 02:56 AM   #18
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This is my old original panel.


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Old 20th-November-2012, 03:04 AM   #19
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Well photo didn't work sorry.
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Old 20th-November-2012, 06:46 PM   #20
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my 69 is just like yours the drivers side lines up perfect and the pass side looks just like yours I tries so hard to get it better oh well it is what it is kinda like what the GM employees said lol




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well . i just went out and checked mine out , with the car up on the lift and that area right at eye level, i didn't like what i saw . at least on one side. the one i don't like ,now after paint i don't know what to do with it , ill prolly just leave it, im not as obsessed with gaps as some people are. i knew the pass side gap was a little large, its bigger than i thought.. i consider the drivers side perfect , now the other side, not so much...
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Old 20th-November-2012, 10:37 PM   #21
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Weren't there different plants that assembled nova's?

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Old 20th-November-2012, 11:22 PM   #22
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Weren't there different plants that assembled nova's?

different plants yes but the same ( i hate to say it ) kind of workers. and no care of quality control, i guess this kind of stuff opened the door for Toyota and Honda to come on in and take over.
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different plants yes but the same ( i hate to say it ) kind of workers. and no care of quality control, i guess this kind of stuff opened the door for Toyota and Honda to come on in and take over.
Nahhh these were built 40+ years ago and a Nova is not a top end car. Turn em out fast and cleanish. I dont see very many 40 year old hondas or toyotas driving around.
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Nahhh these were built 40+ years ago and a Nova is not a top end car. Turn em out fast and cleanish. I dont see very many 40 year old hondas or toyotas driving around.
Yea honda and toyota had worst rust prob than chevy, plus most had four cylinders- half life of v-8.
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