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New / Updated Hood Alignment Tips? Having Issues!!

Captain Manly

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I know that there was an extensive write up on this a few years ago, however with all the site updates it seems hard to find that anymore.  I was able to print a copy way back then but the photos don't seem to match what is being explained.


I was able to get to the hood to less than an inch to where is should sit (with the correct gap) after locking it, however I am unable to go any closer.


Are there any new (or forgotten) tips that can be included in a folder for this visually impacted circumstance?

Thank you in advance!!





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Pictures would help in knowing where you are amiss. 


I always remove the front grills, loosen all the hinge bolts so that the hood can be positioned by hand, tighten the  two side connecting pivot arms in the center of the little fender bracket, then shut the hood carefully to determine where it's out of line. Once the hood nose gap is established, then tighten the vertical bolts on the front hinges. Next is to set the horizontal alignment of the back edge of the hood. Careful not to shut the hood onto your wiper arms. Once that metric is good, tighten the hood to hinge bolts with the hood down, why the front grills are remove. Finally set the tension of the fender to hood pivots so they don't rub the fender when closed. This is the hardest part to get right without scratching the paint. The smallest of adjustment translates into big differences in how the hood will rest. You will need to readjust your hold down brackets when finished. 


This is my take on it, hope that helps. 



But what do I know

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