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Old 01-08-2004, 07:53 PM
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hood braces?

Anybody have an idea on a good material to use for making hood braces?

It is on a 79 GMC pickup and the hood has buckled in the middle. Looks like someone tried to force it closed.

I have exhausted all of my ideas and would really like some feedback from those more knowledgeable than myself.

Thanks for the help!

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I'm not sure braces will fix your problem. Those trucks are a dime a dozen at wrecking yards. I would suggest you just pickup a good used hood and replace the damaged one you have.

I know I didn't really answer your question but I really think replacing it would be the best solution.

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Old 01-11-2004, 07:56 AM
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Those year hood are notorious for doing that. I would find a good one and add some braces that run from front to back on the outside area of the hood. You can used 20 GA steel and shape it to look like a factory install if you take your time. I should not take much, but they do need a little help.

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try jc whitney part # 15ZX6129U but you will probley still need a new hood.
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