Front Fender Align. Advice
53hud54 Posts: 218Member
I found that my '53 Hornet was bumped in the nose slightly, when pulled apart, the plate holding the hood latch attaching to the fenders didn't line up good with the fender plate and the radiator bracket, only just under 1/4' off. Can I loosen all the rad. mount bolts and possibly pull the fenders together by that much, that would re-align the holes in the radiator to the holes in that plate. or should I just slot the hole in that plate a little, allowing me to move it up or down to the hood which seems to hit before it should Also, are the attachment plates on the fenders used to position up or down on the hood latch plate. I'm hoping to drive her next week after a long re-fresh that is almost done. I haven't even cleaned that firewall yet and that is original, a little rubbing compound and it will be like new. Hope I'm not offending you original guys with my blue grille that matches the roof and rockers.