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Old 09-30-2012, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I want to thank you Henry for repeating this until I was sick of seeing it. It stuck in my head and today I was out in the garage working on something completely unrelated but because you repeated this over and over I thought, "Yep, Henry is probably right, because the hood did fit well before I had them done" and I opened the hood, sprayed some WD40 on the joints and ran the hood up and down a few times and saw that the hood was now going too LOW! I removed the shims, adjusted the other side higher by rotating the hinge back forward a little and wham, hood fits like a charm without the shims. I had never had hinges powder coated and there was a lot of build up. I think they were working their way anyway with the paint being worn off, but it opened my eyes.

Sometimes it sure can be that simple.

Thanks for drilling that into my head.

I had a feeling it was that. Our shop Guru is kind of a McGuiver of sorts and the last time I saw him trying to put springs rated for a cowl inducted hood on some powder coated hinges he had these hinges wedged in a door opening and using a friction jack, or a jack and come along. Just to get them things to move. I myself haven't really experienced it but after seeing him wrestling around with them I just figured that's what it was.
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