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    Plastic body panels don't line up for anything

    Has anyone found a way to get the plastic body panels to line up better? The hood on my 1025R and the side panels don't look right. The hood hits on the side panel and I have tried adjusting them to make it fit better and I haven't had any luck.
    I'm also having an issue getting the fuel tank and the fender to fit how I think they should. Two different dealers have worked on it and are just throwing parts at it. I thought maybe someone on here would actually have a solution to the problem instead of the dealers blowing it off.

    Thanks!!

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    Some pics would help so others with the same tractor can compare to theirs..


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    I apologize I don't have pictures, but I finally just got out the dremel tool and slotted the hood hinge and brace holes (at the hood). I slotted them about 1/2-3/4" so I could lower the hood on the right hand side where it was hitting the side panel. After lowering the hood it fits nicely and the side panel tucks under the hood as it is supposed to.
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    Here's some pictures of mines issues. Click image for larger version. 

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    Here you can sorta see how the hood and front panel hit each other. I can push it in to clear but once you let go it pops back out.
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    Here's two pictures of the fender and fuel tank vs fender and storage.
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    Sorry it doesn't look the greatest. Uploading from an iPhone isn't the easiest
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    Quote Originally Posted by moshiersr View Post
    I apologize I don't have pictures, but I finally just got out the dremel tool and slotted the hood hinge and brace holes (at the hood). I slotted them about 1/2-3/4" so I could lower the hood on the right hand side where it was hitting the side panel. After lowering the hood it fits nicely and the side panel tucks under the hood as it is supposed to.
    If you could snap a picture of what you did that would help me a lot by the way it sounds. Thanks!

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    My 1026 has the exact same hood to side panel fitment... not really happy with it, but I just ignore it now as it's not that bad - these after all are essentially plastic bodied tractors. I've played around with it to the cows come home (short of actually modifying things) and wasn't able to improve it much. Would like some pics from those that have made physical modifications to improve the panel fitment.
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    Anyone think the mis-fitting is a result of the plastic panels deforming post manufacture...? Probably the warming of the globe
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    Have not noticed much about the gap in the rear fenders. (Not enough to bother me)
    Hood and front panels gaps bothered me a lot.
    I did take care of most of it by loosening up the screws, aligning them them and tightening up the screws on code support with extra washer.
    (two person job 1 to hold in place and 1 to tighten)
    This got me moistly happy.
    If by spring time I'm still noticing the issue I will loosen the core support bolts and will shim one side up to have perfect panel alignment.

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    My 1026r looks very similar.

    It used to bother me, then I broke my tail light, now I hardly notice it.
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    Plastic body panels don't line up for anything

    Quote Originally Posted by danteresh View Post
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    This got me moistly happy.
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    That's pretty dang happy......


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