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Old 05-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Body trim adjustment

Hey guys,
this has been driving me nuts for quite a while. The small body trim piece on the left side of my car stands proud of the clam shell & body work & I can't figure out how to get it to sit flush. I haven't been to aggressive with so as not to damage anything.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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Its not a trim piece, but the clamshell that appears to be out of alignment. I've never had to play with mine so I can't help you on that. Wat the car in an accident previously?
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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The clamshell is fine, it sits flush all the way around. The corresponding small piece on the right side sits perfect but the left sits a bit high. I will try to get some better pictures posted.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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It looks like the clamshell "tips" are stopping too far down. You adjust the stops underneath a few clicks at a time until the shell is level. You may want tips a hair below the "tab" piece so that you don't get them whistling in the airstream.

The stops look like black plastic strips underneath the shell tips. As I recall you slide and click them to raise or lower the stop position. You can get to them with the shell up in service position

One day I had some garage time and started fiddling...sorry I can't refer you to a manual peocedure
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that was my first thought too but figured to go careful in case I broke something as expensive as an anatomical appendage
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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The body - colored painted metal piece fits into two depressions in the black metal piece below. I have attached a picture with the body-colored piece removed.

(I broke this part when I was installing a used top and frame.) You can press the painted trim piece down for a better fit. Just don't use too much force.

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