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Old 02-02-2008, 04:27 PM
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Help. 2 Simple questions

On this futura I have I opened the hood and it got stuck in the open postion. I took the hood off and took the hinges off also. I put wd-40 on them then took a tourch to them to heat them up and drag the wd40 into the parts that move. that WONT budge for anything. They wont move at all no matter how much pressure Im putting on them. I actually bent the hood some trying to get them to close (Yah I know a oopsy daisy lol) So I cant figure out how to get them to work again and ge tthe hood back inline. Pulled the top of the hood down so it put enough pressure on it to bend it down and kick the rear corners up. Opps lol.

This car is kickin my ***. Any tricks or ideas to get the hinges workin again? Ive tried everything that Ive known so far.

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Soak them in used motor oil.Take a 2x4 and bolt across the hinges Have a couple of your biggest friends come over and all of you sit down on the board.
How bad is the hood bent,you may be able to sit it up on some wood blocks and use the buttwrench to straighten it out,Like Fonzie said Sit On It!

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Old 02-02-2008, 05:42 PM
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Ill try er out tomorrow after Im done installing my new wood stove
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Some hinges you need to push back on the hood as you pull down and work it a few times till the oil gets into the right places.Marvel mystery oil works better than WD40.
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Simple ?

l had the same problem afew years back on a Chev truck, l took them off, soak them with brake fluid and then after a day l got them moving, them rinsed them off good, and sprayed them real good with a (waterproof) silcone based oil (chainlube) and every so often do it again,now l do it to all the big hood cars, cheap, cheaper than a new hood!
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try spraying them with "BREAKFREE" and let them sit for a couple of days. it's like WD-40 only 100 times better. you wont find it at automotive places, it's used on guns and fishing tackle. it's expensive but worth it, a little goes a long way. it's about $10 for a can about 2/3 the size of a WD-40 can or you can get smaller cans at walmart for about $4. look in the sporting goods dept. i've used just about everything over the years and breakfree is THE BEST.
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