Originally Posted by evolvo
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.