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Old 01-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
H. L. Chauvin
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Default Trunk Lid Latch Alignment

Have aftermarket metal trunk with curved back to fit Town Sedan.

Removed trunk, hand made trunk supports, & bumper brackets to paint same.

Reinstalled bumper brackets, trunk supports, & metal trunk.

Trunk lid off center at front; hence, latches are not aligned, & now necessary to pull trunk lid to one side so top lugs of both latches can engage in bottom parts of latches.

Alignment? Trunk support bolt holes slightly oversized; hence, trunk supports can be adjusted slightly to align trunk lid.

What to move where?

1. Get a Saran Wrap box or aluminum foil box with lid & place on a flat table.

2. Place & remove about a 1/8" thick shim under one (1) of the four (4) corners whereby lid on box moves each time a different corner is shimmed.

3. When lid moves in correct direction, one can "see" how to adjust trunk supports so latches are aligned.

Hope this helps if one encounters same -- manila folder model of a four (4) door could also help to determine where to place body shims for proper door alignment.

Last edited by H. L. Chauvin; 01-22-2013 at 03:40 PM. Reason: typo
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