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The panel whisperer...

Leon Betts

Our XY Pro-streeter project has progressed to the point where Roland is fitting up the panels to check alignment and gaps. Yes, that is a photo of Roland is gently caressing the car's rear quarter. Apparently, he isn't trying to satisfy some weird car fetish. Rather, he is testing the panel to make sure it is straight and in alignment with its neighbour (well that's what he told me).

Roland tests whether the quarter panel is straight - so he says.

Roland hangs the doors and aligns the panels and checks the gaps.

A hammer...Roland's favoured adjustment tools.

Th RH quarter had previously been repaired and Roland makes some 'adjustments' to the trailing gap.

Now that's better!

Roland adds some metal to get the gap just right.

You may recall that this XY had considerable accident and rust damage and Roland dealt with that in the first stage of the build. However, as this is the first time the panels have gone back on since then, it is not surprisingly that he has had to make some adjustment to get the alignment and gaps correct.

Cheers Leon