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Help with body panel alignment

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Stout890, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Sep 24, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    Stout890

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    So I have a body panel that looks misaligned. It's the left front quarter panel. It doesn't match up with the hood and there are gaps around the turning signal.

    Are these panels slotted or adjustable in anyway? From what I can see it doesn't look like it.
    It's not my hood because it all lines up good on the left side.. Well better than the right at least.

    Here are some pics of the bad side

    And here is the good side


    Any advice or tips would be appreciated, thanks in advance guys
     
  2. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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  3. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Sorry about that I'll try again

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  4. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    do you have an aftermarket fender?
     
  5. Sep 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    What ^^^ he said, it appears that the fender needs to move foward a bit, How tight is the door gap compared to the other side. I have never heard of anyone haveing luck with after market sheet metal.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    doesnt look oem to me, if fender if bolted up then check to see if bottom tab is push in or top tab is screw in.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Well both fenders say Toyota on them I believe. I will check for sure in the a.m.

    And yes the door gap is good. Honestly I don't know exactly how big the gap should be but it's not binding at all or looking too big.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    Are you the original owner of the truck? if so, did you ever replace the fender? If you didnt repace the fender and you are the original owner... something is screwed up with the fender. I can see an aftermarket fender not fitting correctly but not a stock fender
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    No I'm not the original owner. I'm going to be working on my truck today so I will take a look but I'm pretty sure the fender says Toyota on it
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Yeah they say Toyota on them. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1316972932.719094.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1316972957.469186.jpg

    My brother in law seems to think it because it had a 3 inch body lift that's tweaking everything. What all your thoughts?

    I'm removing the lift soon anyway so I guess if that's the case I'll find out
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    check to see if all the bolts on the fender been touch if so then possible it might of got into a accident. body lift wont do that unless u went crazy offroading high speed on rock terrains ect.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    I don't think its aToyota fender, most likely after market with Toyota sticker on it, where did you get the fender at and the lift kit does not have anything to do with it.

    What was wrong with the fender that came off can you measure any distance between bolt holes?
     
  13. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    I never touched the fenders. I bought the truck the way it is in may. Where it says Toyota is not a sticker it is stamped into the aluminum and all the bolts look good with white paint on them like they have never been wrenched on...

    The clear corners are not stock, could those be out o shape?
     
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