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One step forward two back . Got the fenders mounted without a scratch . Put the new bumper on noticed the right fender was 1/2 "lower than left.  Closer examination the core support was about 3/16 lower where the new rubber bushings were installed . Do not know what to do, shim the bushings ? Would like to pull the core support but do not know how to support the fenders when I do .

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No way to just loosen it and slide  in 3/16 to 1/4 inches of body shims? They do come in long versions.   Paul

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Shims are an old trucks best friend.  Easy peasy.  Used a couple on my B75 while hanging the sheet metal.

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Yes, I had the same issues in several places on the front sheet metal. As Jim said shims and thick washers to the rescue.

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ORRRRR..........just slot the bumper holes in the frame and move it til it matches the front end??   LOL!!

 

I agree, slip the bolt out, jack the support up and slip in a thick washer(or two).

 

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Thanks everyone . I used some stainless shims 1/4" Pried the core support up and slid them in .Still can not figure why the support would not go down level . Looks ok now .

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I sure do like that gray color...the truck looks like it's coming along nicely.

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Thanks . All it takes is time and money .

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My B was off exactly the same as yours.    Maybe the high torque over the years has stuff pulled.  I added a washer or two and also enlarged bumper holes some.  

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