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Old 01-05-2011, 10:28 AM
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Byronnash crumpled wagon update

OK, wreck is partially repaired.

ended up pulling fender, headlight assembly and turn signal...
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paint did not match right on fender, but it's waaay better than the wrinkled mess he had.
his repaint had more blue in it than the silver fender I had.

HA I just read the name of the album I created... looks like a TOTALLY different name than I intended... the link edited out the apostrophe...

I also replaced both headlight assemblies and installed ones I had with amber fogs. looks good.

look at the profile shot... it looks like the hood is warped flat. the fender sticks up about 12mm above the hood in the middle...

I'm thinking I should build an arc frame and close the hood on it to re arch the hood to match the fender line.

what do you all think?
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:54 AM
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Cant you just raise the front of the hood by the little rubber stop bolt thing by about 5mm. Sort of split the difference. You dont want to crack the paint on the hood.
It looks good!!
Another wagon saved!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:21 AM
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Looks more like the fender is a little warped. Did it get tweaked when removing from donor?
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:44 AM
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no it did not get tweaked, and all other lines are perfect. the hood is low in the rear, I think the Previous Owner of the wagon let the hood fly up at one point. it was hitting the cowling before I started. I adjusted it to get it off the cowling, but in the center it's really low.
it's perfect in the front, so raising the bumpstop will not help...
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
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1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
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1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
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