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Old 09-12-2012, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by streetrodmuscle View Post
Awesome! I have been fighting with my Camaro 1972 hood after rebuilding the car and I just cannot get the hood low enough on the firewall side. I will try this asap!
BEFORE you put the shim (it's the last restort) FIRST see if you have rotated the hinge back as far as it will go. VERY seldom have I seen a hinge that won't rotate back to lower the hood far enough.

Here is a "Basics of Basics" on panel alignment.

cowl hood adjustment - Team Camaro Tech

Understand, we are not "lowering" the hinge, that will NOT lower it as low in the rear as rotating it back! Try to rotate it back before you shim it.

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