Front body panel separation. Suggestions?

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SelfishCaesar
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Front body panel separation. Suggestions?

Post by SelfishCaesar » Apr 8th, 2018 10:45 pm

Hey guys, brand new to the forum and a proud C3 owner for a little over a year now. I've got a situation that I'm hoping someone else has had before, that would be able to offer me some pointers on what to do next. I'm in the process of cleaning my C3 up, and while I'm slowly replacing all of the worn parts and doing period corrections, I happened to notice that I've got separation on both from panels where they attach to the firewall. It seems to be the root of my door gap issue, and someone has suggested that the previous owner may have lifted her up a few too many times with improper pad positioning. Has anyone gone through this before and if so, what do you recommend as corrective measures. She runs and drives like a dream, but the gap IS annoying and now that I know there is a problem, it's in my nature to address is promptly. Your comments are much appreciated!
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Passenger side door gap with body.
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Driver's door crack.
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Driver's door crack viewed from below.
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Passenger side door crack.
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