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Post by rascal115 Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:01 pm

I have a Sebring 5000 MX
I installed the front and rear clips using clamps and the dimensions in the manual.
I notice that the rear tires are not even close to be centered in the wheel opening. If I center the tires in the wheel openings, I end up with a gap between the rear of the doors and the rear clip of 3/8 & 1/2".
I would appreciate any feed back.
Thank you
Bart
4-13-2019

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Post by Jerry & Lisa Mills Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:05 pm

Welcome to the real world of non-production cars.
This is true of almost every kit car AND almost every production car through the seventies. Nobody was measuring panel gap with calipers.
I would agree that 3/8 to 1/2 is a lot in door gaps, but it's not much in center of wheel in the opening.
I'd bet you a dollar to a donut that you wouldn't even notice it unless it's at just the right visible angle.
All 4 of mine are off 1/4 to 3/8 and different on both sides. In 16 years of driving and showing it. NO ONE has said a thing. It just doesn't matter.
There's always a way to fix it if you really feel it's necessary. If you assemble it and check before bonding, you'll find all the differences - then decide what route to take.
Just my .02 cents

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Post by rascal115 Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 pm

Hi Jerry
Thank you for the information, it really helps. It appears I move the body parts here and there and all is good.
Thank you
Bart

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Post by Jerry & Lisa Mills Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:13 am

Well that was fast. Congratulation. cheers

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Post by Loren Tungesvick Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:08 pm

My MX has been measured and plumb bobbed for hours with no answer. Body measures right and frame has been laser aligned. Right side is off, 5000s are right on. I notice it on MXs that are listed for sale. It troubles me, but no one has ever mentioned it at shows or races.

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Post by rascal115 Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:42 pm

Hello Loren
Thank you for the information. You're right about the body not being right, the rear clip is 1/2" different from one side to the other, measuring from the front of the wheel well to the front of the clip. I'm going to try and adjust a little here and there and hope I can get it close enough, then close my eyes.
Thanks again.
Bart

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