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Old 08-17-04, 12:13PM   #1
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Angry Hood/Body Panel Alignment

Am I alone in hating this job? My hood is sticking up a little higher on the drivers side next to the windshield than the other side. Yet every attempt I've made has been for nothing. I've even changed hood hinges. I wasn't going to mess with it until the engine was in, but I wanted something to do yesterday. I cannot understand why this damn thing won't lay down. I've positioned these hinges in every way I can. The entire front clip is original. The doors are hanging perfectly. The fender is set nicely with the door. Everything was fine before it was taken apart. Something is wrong, and I can't figure out what it is. What else is there?
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Old 08-17-04, 12:22PM   #2
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That job is a major PITA. I hate it myself. You might try lubing the hinges. I know it may sound trivial, but I've done it on mine before and it helped.
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Old 08-17-04, 12:26PM   #3
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At the pivot points? Haven't tried that. Will today though. There's a good 1/4-1/2 that this hood must drop to be flush with the top of the fender though. Not sure how much that will help.
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Old 08-17-04, 12:26PM   #4
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sounds to me like it is time to really get into your work and climb into the engine compartment close the hood use a flashlight and check everything out. have a helper on the outside instruct you while you adjust it from the inside the box.

remember think out side the box not while in the box.
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Old 08-17-04, 12:30PM   #5
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Good idea. I was thinking about doing just that, but being so big, and not ever having anyone to help has kept me from it.
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Old 08-17-04, 12:32PM   #6
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I know all about the being big part trust me on that one. one good thing is you don't have the engine in. anouther plus is the f-body has so much room. i know you can do it have the wife help you.
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Old 08-17-04, 12:34PM   #7
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I'll give it a look today, and get back with you guys. :ax :ax
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Old 08-17-04, 12:45PM   #8
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I'll give it a look today, and get back with you guys. :ax :ax
My "HOOD" and "BODY PANELs" fit OK!!

MA


No complaints from Mike at all! :mooning
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Old 08-17-04, 02:12PM   #9
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try twisting the hinge where it bolts up to the fender as just up and down wasnt enough for mine now i know to mark these positions before removal but try twisting the back side down first
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Old 08-17-04, 02:14PM   #10
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and MA maybe later this year ill be able to confirm about your body
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Old 08-17-04, 02:23PM   #11
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I found out nothing by climbing in the engine compartment, as the brake system blocked my view. I did fix it however. I adjusted the front hinges all the way up, and the back of the hinges all the way down in the slots. Worked perfect. :ax :ax I did this before, and it didn't work. Not sure why it did this time.
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Old 08-17-04, 05:50PM   #14
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I found out nothing by climbing in the engine compartment, as the brake system blocked my view. I did fix it however. I adjusted the front hinges all the way up, and the back of the hinges all the way down in the slots. Worked perfect. :ax :ax I did this before, and it didn't work. Not sure why it did this time.
maybe because you lubed the pivot points???? :rl :rl
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Old 08-17-04, 05:56PM   #15
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It doesn't hurt to get a little lube. :rl :rl
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