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Old 12-17-2002, 03:07 PM
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Post Tilt hood alignemnt? Snubbers, stops and rubber-q?'s

I have my new tilt front hood in place with a 500 pound Warner actuator and everything works good. Now I am looking for a way to align the hood that extra 1-2 inches as its closing the final 6 inches onto the cowl. I saw how the big trucks do it with tapered rubber wedges and was wondering how all you guys solved your problems. I can always fabricate some wedges but was wondering if there is anything "off-te-shelf" that I could bolt on. I have spent enough time fabbing the car and don't need to spend an afternoon on small parts.

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Old 12-17-2002, 06:19 PM
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The 'glass on my Willys is so thick and stiff I don't need any alignment. Two front hinges on the frame leep it lined up.

My friend's '42 Willys pickup has a mechanism on the hood that slides it forward, then tilts up so the fenders miss the door hinges. Avoids the usual fender cut out on the Willys. We used several industrial follower bearings - as the hood tilts down and reaches the cowl, a bearing on the center of the hood enters a guide channel in the cowl then the hood slides back into place.
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Old 12-24-2002, 04:25 AM
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you might look at a kenworth w900l hood i just looked at mine ( i drive one for a living ) and i think one would be enought to hold a car hood in place the trucke use 2 and there hoods weight about 250 lbs a good parts man could order you one
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