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So just a quick update - met with the body shop GM today and went over the issues in person. They are ordering the foam blocker for the fender (obviosuly) and a new rocker cladding. When I take the car back in to get those installed, they will work on the remaining minor panel alignment issues and the other minor issues I've identified. Before I took the car back in today, I was actually able to get the hood looking MUCH better by messing with the little hood knob adjusters. I just had to raise the drivers side knob a little to get the passenger side lower - so now both sides match and are almost perfect - although, I still want them to try and make it more "perfect". :-)
The shop actually thought that it was the bumper fascia that was causing the hood to look lower in that one spot (which doesn't even look so bad now that I have the hood adjusters adjusted better) - and that it wasn't actually the hood repair that was the problem (which I too mentioned might be the case above, becuase I cannot find any evidence that the hood repair is the actual problem - so they may be right).
Like I told them, I really don't know or care exactly what the issue is - and I am not trying to make their life miserable - I just want it to be right. :-) They were embarrassed about the missing foam blocker though. Hey, mistakes happen (obviously - that is how the car ended up being wrecked to begin with - I made a mistake!) - what is really important is how the mistakes are handled - and so far, I feel that any remaining issues will be addressed - and will be addressed in a timely manner. Hopefully, I'm right. :-)
I have been quite pleased with the quality of the paint work though - the texture is a perfect match (the Challenger paint seems to have more of an "orange peel" texture than my other cars have had) - and the color match is spot-on.
So I'm confident that it will be made right in the end without much hoopla.... Almost there...