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Offline philo_beddoe

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Hood not level with fender, why?
« on: May 07, 2018, 08:17:59 AM »
Why on this side only does the hood not level even with the fender? Iv'e tried nuthin, and i'm all out of ideas.  How do i fix this? Driving me crazy! The problem was not there prior to bodywork and paint. So how all of a sudden could it be the hinges? The hood was removed for paint and this fender was replaced.  Is something out of whack?!



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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »
Did you adjust the hinge to fender bolts? If you push down on the hood does it sit correctly?
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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 07:24:21 PM »
Did you adjust the hinge to fender bolts? If you push down on the hood does it sit correctly?
Yes i can push down on the hood then it sits right. But slowly comes back up.
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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 08:01:52 PM »
Did you replace the hinges?
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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 02:13:24 PM »
No.
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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 05:02:24 PM »
Well there ya go.... that's why your hood is lifting.
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Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 11:54:27 AM »
Ok, i'll get some new hinges on there and get back to you. Whats a  good source? Site store? Other truck catalog, is there a local place?
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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 03:13:36 PM »
Try Jegs just be careful with the springs, mask off the area and lay a few towels over the fender in case you launch one into space.
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Re: Hood not level with fender, why?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 09:30:59 AM »
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