Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Hood and trunk alignment tip, for you pros too!
View Single Post
  #45 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2012, 11:20 AM
tech69 tech69 is offline
put up or shut up

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 2,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,073
Thanked 601 Times in 488 Posts
Originally Posted by evolvo View Post
How did you know I was fighting this on my car? It's exactly the issue I'm having. After I close the hood I can push it down into position. Guess I'll give it a shot tomorrow, hope it works. Just curious, would putting the shim at the other bolt "shim it up"?
before you get out shims and start rotating anything try to use lubricant spray and spray all the joints on your hinges and work it up and down for a couple of minutes. This is the most common problem with old hinges..

I didn't want to say it before but it could have been also Brian's problem with his freshly powder coated hinges. That's like a guaranteed problem after powder coating hinges. They always seem VERY stiff and as a result they won't lay down all the way.

Last edited by tech69; 09-12-2012 at 11:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tech69 For This Useful Post:
cyclopsblown34 (09-12-2012)