Some questions asked by a fellow forum member, well worth listing:
I have a few questions,
1) how did you get the doors lined up without the fenders on? I'd sure like to be able to do that as moving the doors with the fenders in place is cumbersome. I guess you lined the bottom of the door up with the body line on the outer rocker, and set the gap at the back of the door, Exactly but how did you decide how far out from the body the upper front corner of the door should be? Let the fit along the rocker and quarter panel guide you first. Roughly 1/4" gap, no need to measure, it's approx.. l also left the hinges bolted to the door so I wouldn't have to adjust in and out after they were installed. Also take the striker bolt off the quarter that will only give you false alignment if you leave it on. Get the door centered in the opening then mount and adjust the striker otherwise you are fighting 2 battles. Sometimes if I don't have a helper I will leave the striker on just to hang the back end of the door on, then I take it off. When you adjust a panel, do not tighten all bolts, tighten only 2 on each hinge and I make an adjustment on only 1 hinge at a time. Work on the height first then adjust in and out on the door side of the hinge. There may be more tweaking once you mount the Fender.
2) How big is the gap from the rear of the front fender to the cowl where the windshield molding goes? That is a fairly wide gap and it will require a little more attention on my car. I didn't get a chance to put the moldings on yet so can't confirm what the max. opening should be. Could you zoom in and take another picture? Picture to follow.
3) How far if front of the fenders is the corner of the hood? I'm gonna strip my head light doors and buckets so I can put those on and see where I'm at, but it'd be nice to know what yours measures. Have to get back to you on this one too, since I didn't hang the nose pieces. But I could get the measurement of what I have now. As Ryan already pointed out I measured the lower windshield pinch weld right behind the left wiper post to the front edge of the rad support, he provided the 55.5" and mine was the same for both sides.