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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: branford ct
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it takes time to fit replacement parts it takes even more time when it comes to having to fit FG parts.
the things i have had to do to get FG/ composite parts to fit would make your head spin.
the 1st thing always you have to do is get the hood to cowl centered and height right with the proper gap.
then the real fun begins.
if the hood is sitting higher then the cowl you have to place a shim or two between the hood and the hinge on the rear hinge to hood bolt. shimming the rear bolt will lower the hood. no shims and the hoods will tend to sit high. in many cases i have even had to cut out the hood mounts and lower them then fg them back on.
the best is when i was asked how much to install a new FG or carbon hood on my car.
you give them a starting price and say from there it's time and materials they get the bill and they crap them selfs. that's when they start to say the manufacture said they bolt right on.
the next time i get some one asking me about installing one i will have them read your posting.
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I think I would have been one of those people.

I didn’t imagine for a minute, that it would take so much effort to fit the front end to a standard I am happy with.

I’m going back out again today, to get the inner fender uprights set for the grp panels (I’ve realized that the drivers side upright is pushing out the bottom sill area connect). I still have the passenger side to sort out and think I’ll be doing some GRP heating to mold the shape closer to the cars.

I don’t think this challenge has anything to do with the quality of the panels. I’m very happy with that and rightly so - I bought the best I could find after research (Getty). The problems seem to lay in the variability of these cars and now realize that the work done on the car in the past (minor rust repair) has had a significant effect on being able to get the panels to fit.

Thanks so much for the help and advice.
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Location: CT
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I went through the process in fitting an aftermarket 935 Rear Decklid, am OEM Ruf front bumper and an aftermarket rear bumper, none of them fit properly, they fit perfectly now after 25 - 30 hours of work on each!
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