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Hood Hinge Arm ...... lower attachment-to-body lug hole


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Here's a picture from REALOEM showing the Hood Hinge Arm lower attachment lug (red arrow).  This picture shows the hole as round.

 

WELL, I just discovered that on my '74tii:  that is actually a slot, not a round hole.  As such, the lower hinge arm which attaches there:  the securing bolt (numbers 2-3-4-5 in the picture) slides forward & backward in the slot.  I have already determined (the hard way) that that bolt needs to be in the back-end of the slot so that the hinge arms don't smash into the bodywork (which now has a small dent and no paint).

 

Anyway:  anybody know anything about that being a Slot versus Hole ??? 

 

I've certainly never had reason to notice, but today the securing bolt was "loose enough" to allow the hinge arm to move back and forth and cause body/paint damage problems when lowering the hood into position.

 

 

 

 

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Cheers,

 

Carl

 

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I believe That slot may also be used to adjust the hood for lateral alignment,,,, the aft section of the hood will move left or right to match the forward top of the door depending on where you snug the linkage

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73 Tii stock build, Porsche Macan   , E46 330i Florida driver, 

….and like most of us, way too many (maybe 30 at last count) I wish I hadn't sold ?

 

 

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16 hours ago, Mike A said:

I believe That slot may also be used to adjust the hood for lateral alignment,,,, the aft section of the hood will move left or right to match the forward top of the door depending on where you snug the linkage

 

negatory.  The slots on the hood hinges do that.

 

The slots on the lift points are so that the torsion bar attachment points

can follow along with the hood.  As Tom and Carl and Paul have pointed out,

you know it's right when it's no longer trying to wear a hole in your fender.

 

t

 

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7 hours ago, TobyB said:

 

negatory.  The slots on the hood hinges do that.

 

The slots on the lift points are so that the torsion bar attachment points

can follow along with the hood.  As Tom and Carl and Paul have pointed out,

you know it's right when it's no longer trying to wear a hole in your fender.

 

t

 

maybe it was a senior moment

73 Tii stock build, Porsche Macan   , E46 330i Florida driver, 

….and like most of us, way too many (maybe 30 at last count) I wish I hadn't sold ?

 

 

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I'll admit to preloading the darn things to take some slop out of the hinges-

 

if they're particularly wobbly, the hood closes differently if you lower it

from left or right side...

 

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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