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6th Gen ('00-'05): How Do I Adjust Fiberglass Hood?

Old 05-06-2015, 09:19 AM
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Unhappy How Do I Adjust Fiberglass Hood?

I bought this parts car awhile back. The hood fit perfectly on that car, but when I swapped it to mine, I had a terrible time getting it to fit. After about an hour of adjusting, I finally got it to where I could close it all the way without it hitting the top of the fenders. When I got it latched, I saw that the driver's side of the hood fit perfectly in all aspects. However, the passenger side is a mess. The entire passenger side sits up about 3/8" above the fender the whole way down and up by the headlight in front, I can get two fingers in between (vertically). Even with the hood pins in, it still has the gap. Is there any good way to get that side down? Thanks!

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Old 05-06-2015, 09:33 AM
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did you check the parts car to see how they got it to fit? they could've messed with the fender to bring it up closer to the gap,check the bolts on the hood hinge to make sure theyre all the way down
Old 05-06-2015, 11:59 AM
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I have several friends that do body work and they have also worked on the hoods for adjusting. I am not sure but your car probably has the cylinder style lifts for the hood, and maybe just the standard hood hinges. If I were to guess there might be a difference in the weight of the original hood and your replacement, since you indicated body work had been done and they replace the fenders there is a chance that the fenders could be having the issue and not the hood. you may need to adjust them to make it fit. You might need to put a lighter cylinder lift on the hood as well. Once body work has been done to a car it usually changes a lot of the adjustments that worked. You may also need to take the hinges from the doner car and use them if possible. There is most likely a difference that can be found maybe with a tape measure. Good Luck. It should look cool once you have it solved.
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