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Username Post: 56 Belair door        (Topic#360208)
hinges56 
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03-18-20 05:19 PM - Post#2788947    

Everyone is always talking about lazer straight bodys. How straight should a perfect door be from front to back of the door? Doesn't it have a natural slight curve to it lenghthwise? If you put a straight edge on it, how much of a gap would there be on each end? Sorry for the stupid question but this is driving me crazy! Scott




 


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03-20-20 07:19 PM - Post#2789083    
    In response to hinges56

Straight is a reference to no waves in the bodywork, not the flatness of the panel. All car panels have curvature, usually front to back as well as top to bottom because it helps with stiffness. That is what body lines do too. As a result, there is also usually a small dip between panels where if you did lay a straight edge across a fender to door gap or door to quarter gap, there would be a gap under the division between the two panels.

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RAM_51 
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04-12-20 12:10 AM - Post#2790940    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
As a result, there is also usually a small dip between panels where if you did lay a straight edge across a fender to door gap or door to quarter gap, there would be a gap under the division between the two panels.


I try to avoid the dip as much as possible between door and door and fender panels. If excessive, it leads to what I call "panel dive". When blocking a car before paint, it is important to have the panels hung and adjusted properly with all of the gaps where you want them and as much of the car body put together as possible; doors trunk, hood, front clip all hung. Block across panel lines to avoid dips as much as possible. The example below shows panel dive and a car that was not blocked properly.

Attachment: Panel_Dive.jpg (900.55 KB) 9 View(s)




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