JKUW Grille Fitment Question after installation of Tuffy Hood Lock 292
I originally asked this question on the Willys Club thread but want to pose to the general forum and expose it to a larger audience:
I installed a Tuffy hood lock (#292). To do so, removal of the front grille was necessary. Overall the installation was straight forward, and the lock actually does what is advertised.
Now for the problem: Upon reinstalling the grille, I find that the left hand edge (from the perspective of the driver's seat) does not align properly; there is a bit of a gap between the grille and the left most body -panel, maybe a 1/4 of an inch. The right side is perfectly aligned. So, it seems to appear that there is an obstruction or that a bottom latch did not re-seat properly. I removed and reinstalled the grille again, with the exact same results.
So, did I make a mistake when reinstalling the grille, or was the gap from the factory and I just failed to notice it?