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Old 06-06-2018, 01:14 AM   #6
Patrick Olsen
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe


Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen View Post
Did a custom redesign of my driver's fender, courtesy of the driver's door. Went to move the car real quick so I could take my Mustang out for a spin. Pulled open the driver's door and it went a few inches and then kind of sprung back towards closing, at that same time I heard that ugly bending metal sound.

How the hell did the door and fender suddenly decide they wanted to occupy the same space?!?! I've never noticed anything unusual about how the door opens/shuts, like it's got a loose hinge or isn't aligned properly, so this was completely out of the blue.

For now I just bent the fender back out with a bigass screwdriver. The Jessup Crazy Ray's still has 2 green Imprezas as of today, so I'll keep an eye on that and head up there later this week to see about getting a "new" fender.
This door/fender interference continues to randomly occur. I've "straightened" the fender a couple of times over the past couple months. Today it did it again when I stopped to get gas, and it got the fender pretty good - bent it in to the point I knew closing and opening the door would just make it worse. Fortunately, I happened to have a set of hedge clippers in the back seat, so I pulled those out and used them to pry the fender back out so it wouldn't catch the door again.
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