- Dec 3, 2002
- 71 big block, 84 coupe
The front cap on my 71 was replaced with a 73 style before I purchased it. While adjusting the doors the other day I discovered a 9/32" difference in the space on passenger side vs.drivers side opening for door. Maybe an extra 1/8" fore and aft between door and body. Didnt like it, but not end of world. Trying to get hood to look right, had about 1/2" gap at front, noticed I can only get it correct on passenger side. If it runs true on sides the gap in front is larger on drivers side. Conclusion: the front cap should have been about 1/4" further back on drivers side when originally mounted. Question-how hard is it to remove front cap(so it can be remounted correctly), or at least get drivers side loose and move it rearward 1/4"?