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Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127274 Fri Jul 13 2007 02:34 PM
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3/4 ton 55 ..My front fenders have about a 1/2 inch gap between the frnt fenders and door,exposing the cab kinda like this....... ........ frnt fender------ -------frnt door..you know what i mean..The doors line up perfect..the fenders attach perfectly..then the gap ? Is this normal on a 3/4 55..M/G


HURRY UP AND WAIT 55 235 3/4
Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127275 Fri Jul 13 2007 02:43 PM
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no not normal. Is the gap consistant from top to bottom? or less on top? less on bottom?

Keith

Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127276 Fri Jul 13 2007 02:45 PM
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Consistant,,,right and left side, Passenger side is origanal fender. Could i fill the gap with bondo,smooth it out


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Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127277 Fri Jul 13 2007 03:21 PM
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Quote
Originally posted by Mike G.:
Consistant,,,right and left side, Passenger side is origanal fender. Could i fill the gap with bondo,smooth it out
It will chip off


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Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127278 Fri Jul 13 2007 03:28 PM
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Dam...It would huh..with the fender jumping around..My only other option is to buy parcial panels to weld in..Half fenders from Classic..I guess?? Then hide the expense from the wife..


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Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127279 Fri Jul 13 2007 04:28 PM
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Before I did too much to the fenders, I would try to move the doors forward some & the fenders/rad support back(elongating holes if necc.)as much as poss, you may also need to shim the rad support. Worst case scenario, you may need to move the cab forward on the frame some.


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Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127280 Fri Jul 13 2007 05:21 PM
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I agree with Fleet..you should be able to find enough slop here and there to adjust it. Moving the cab may sound drastic but there are only 4 bolts holding it on...a little here a little there and the gap should close up..

Keith

Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127281 Fri Jul 13 2007 05:39 PM
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Thats sounds like the first option..If i can gain just a 1/4 to 1/2 inch I could live with that, Its more like 3/4 inch gap..always somthing..Thanks Guys


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Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127282 Sun Jul 15 2007 06:55 PM
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i have yet to see a truck with good gaps unless you build them into it, these old units were ment to work out of, the best they did is not rub on the next panel! The last two i did i couldn't enough from anything to make much difference!

1/4 inch welding rod welded to the edge works wonders!

Re: Gap between frnt fender and dr.
#127283 Sun Jul 15 2007 08:55 PM
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Welcolme to the wonderfull world of fitting Task Force body panels! :hammering:
The TF trucks seemto have the most frustrating door/fender fit problems. Most likely, you're going to need to move the fenders back, and possible move the doors forward. Moving the cab won't do anything to fix the gap. There may be a issue with the core support/inner fender panels being too far forward. There is an adustment on the lower mounting of the rad for that.
It doesn't help that the aftermarket can't seem to make door wheatherstripping that will allow the doors to shut in the correct position, either. Exept for Steele, theirs fits.


Bill Burmeister
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