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Old 02-02-07, 01:57AM   #1
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Default gto hood/hinge question

got a 67 gto and when I close the hood one corner at the rear sticks up to where I have to push down on it. Is this a hinge problem or a spring problem?
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Old 02-02-07, 08:29AM   #2
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Sounds like the hinge pivots are worn out to me.
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Old 02-02-07, 10:59AM   #3
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Clean the gunk out of them and try some silicone lube
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Old 02-02-07, 01:51PM   #4
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I'll take a closer look at the pivot pins and if that isnt it I'll try some lube, Thanks guys
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Old 02-02-07, 11:28PM   #5
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Try putting a shim between the hinge and the hood on the front bolt. If the hinge isn't worn too badly it will help suck it down.
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Old 02-03-07, 10:55AM   #6
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My TA does this too. Tried everything and it still does it.
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My TA does this too. Tried everything and it still does it.
Did you try a different hinge?
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Old 02-05-07, 09:21PM   #8
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Default hood hinge problem

i added a gto hood to my 65 lemans and in the process i cleaned and painted the hinges. when i re-installed the hood, i made adjustments to the bolts that attached to the hood so it lined up at the cowl and fenders. i guessed at the correct location of the bolts that attach to the fenders. when i closed the hood, the trailing edge was raised and i was able to push it down.
i finally solved the problem by loosely attaching the bolts and took a handle of a rake and raised the front of the hood as high as it would go while the rake handle held it up. i then tightned the fender/hinge bolts, removed the rake handle and the hood closed without having the end by the cowl be raised.
this worked for me, it might be worth it to try it yourself.
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Old 02-05-07, 09:37PM   #9
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Problem solved............http://www.pontiaczone.com/forum/sho...ght=hood+hinge
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Old 02-05-07, 10:33PM   #10
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I will check my hinges for this play, good post
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I was going to suggest that.
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Old 02-14-07, 11:54AM   #12
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The other thing it can be is where the hinge bolts to the hood. I found out after shipping a new hinge assembly across to the UK for my 55 that the rear support was broken on the hood with no easy solution to fix it. Im probably going to epoxy it in place once the final panel gapping has been done and hope that works
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