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Unread 09-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
rizzy_00
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Help! Huge space between hood and grille

I recently purchased and had installed new stock fenders since mine rusted out (I have a tj) and moved to Florida. During the long drive I noticed my hood rattled around a lot more than it used to so I stopped unlatched the hood and saw on the drivers side it was stripping the paint all the way to bare metal which never happened with the old fenders. There's also a pretty large gap between the hood and the grille about an inch and a half to 2 inches. My question is could this be from the shop putting the fenders on incorrectly? Do I need new rubber on my hood latches? Or is there any way I can fix this without taking off the fenders

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Unread 09-20-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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It sounds like the fenders need to be adjusted.
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Unread 09-20-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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As Frank Zapa would say, whoever did that work sucks the grand wazoo. Take it back, make em do it right, and fix the damage they did.
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Unread 09-20-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for responding! I would take it back to them to fix but I just moved to Florida :/ is there any way I could do this at home? Unfortunately I found a few other things that they did to my car that just make no sense too :/
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Unread 09-21-2014, 11:16 AM   #5
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You can fix it by loosing the bolts that hold the fender on, moving it into position and then tightening the bolts again.
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