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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...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe

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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.

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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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