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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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gap where front-end meets the body

I am trying to figure out what to do about the joint where the front end meets the body. It appears from photos the front rests on the body rocker panel, seems this would wear/ chip the paint.What have you guys done? Thanks in advance. Photos would be helpful.
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I used body bumpers supplied by FFR and weather-stripping in between them
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Mine does not "sit" on the pontoons. As I had to section mine to begin with I made it with a 1/4" gap when the weather strip molding is mounted to the top of the body and the hood sits naturally on it (I used small pieces of the molding to make the hood sit where I wanted it while I was doing this). Yes, I still used bumpers but I also used a "D" shaped piece of molding on the pontoon for the hood to "sit" on when closed. Either way, with or without that d molding, no chips.
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Nice job.

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I used the same D shaped weather stripping on the pontoon covers and around the cowl. The acorn nuts on the front of the pontoons do most of the work aligning the nose to the rest of the body. Essentially the same as 70GTvert. We glassed the top of the wheelhouse to the hood after everything was fitted and that stopped most of the hood flex.

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