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Body Panel Alignment Tips and Tricks

Let’s face it—when it comes to our cars and trucks, details matter.

As automotive enthusiasts, we notice things like uneven fender gap and outright misalignment between body panels. These are things that can cost you points at judged car shows or prevent you from getting a better price when selling your vehicle. More importantly, they can keep your vehicle from looking its best while you’re cruising.

Consistent and proper body panel alignment can become an issue over time, especially with vintage cars and trucks. Luckily, with the right tools and correct approach, it’s not hard to fix the problem. Paint and body expert Kevin Tetz worked with Summit Racing recently to produce a video showing us how to get the job done right.

So where do you start when it’s time to align your body panels?

We’ll let Tetz take it from here.

Tools You May Need

If you want a complete paint and body education, we suggest you check out Tetz’s Paintucation DVDs. They cover various topics in depth and are entertaining enough to keep you from dozing off like you did in auto shop class.

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