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Old 12-28-2010, 01:14 PM
Kiskadee Kiskadee is offline
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Default Remedial hood question

Recent problem: hood isn't flush / won't close flat at passenger side corner near firewall. How to fix the gap problem? Rest of hood tight and level.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Remedial hood question

Is the hood hinge loose or bent?
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:56 PM
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Default Re: Remedial hood question

Hi,
I can't see that the hinge is bent but it sounds like that's the problem. Only two bolts holding hinge to hood -- no adjustment screws or other visible. Can the hinge still be adjusted? The hood bounces quite a bit in that corner when truck rides over road heaves, etc.
Thanks for your reply.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Remedial hood question

are there still hood bumpers and the core support?
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: Remedial hood question

Thanks Casper, I forgot to mention that. Duh. The corner foam bumper showed up missing and the right side (front) adjustable hood prop is missing. My nephew recently had my truck in H.S. shop class for some basic work (he's still in his learning curve, like me).
Where can I get these items?
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:18 PM
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Junkyard or from the dealer they're like 5 bucks each
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:27 PM
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Thanks again. That'll be the first fix attempt.
Appreciate this forum.
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