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Old 09-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Good latch is broken and before the hood pins were installed the hood flipped up on the previous owner mangling this section of the car. What is the best way to fix this? Because I can't find that section of sheetmetal anywhere ? Thanks

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Can't say I've ever seen it either. A donor car might be your best bet.
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Same exact thing happen to my car that I had bought. Pull out the dents as much as possible, then start laying in the body filler. Just use a 1 foot body sander to keep it flat.

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Comes out pretty good. As long as you get the center bracket pretty straight, spray it blue and the cowl vent will cover it.
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Okay thanks ill post pics on here when I do it
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Awe. PO is an effin meathead. It is fixable tho. Spot welder if u can get your hands on one. Hammer and a few different shape hand anvils and it could require minimal body filler. Don't be scared. Start by bringing it all at least up to height or slightly higher so it can be beat back down. Next work on the alignment to the hood the rest is just Mallot work.
Is the wiper post bent??

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Same exact thing happen to my car that I had bought. Pull out the dents as much as possible, then start laying in the body filler. Just use a 1 foot body sander to keep it flat.

Comes out pretty good. As long as you get the center bracket pretty straight, spray it blue and the cowl vent will cover it.
That is nice. Wow our cars clash something fierce. Lol. A side by side would be psychedelic!!
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Awe. PO is an effin meathead. It is fixable tho. Spot welder if u can get your hands on one. Hammer and a few different shape hand anvils and it could require minimal body filler. Don't be scared. Start by bringing it all at least up to height or slightly higher so it can be beat back down. Next work on the alignment to the hood the rest is just Mallot work.
Is the wiper post bent??

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That is nice. Wow our cars clash something fierce. Lol. A side by side would be psychedelic!!
Looks like i need to buy some tools then and Yeah the wiper post is bent. And about the hood alignment it's an aftermarket fiberglass hood (I'm sure you could see that ) and the hood hinges don't line up with the hood . What can I do about that different hood hinges?
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I fiberglassed nuts flush into the bottom side of the hood to match the factory hood hinges.
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Are you saying the factory hood hinges are not in the car? What is the hood using? You can buy replacement hinges. Found them on eBay in chrome even.
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I fiberglassed nuts flush into the bottom side of the hood to match the factory hood hinges.
Ill look into doing this
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Are you saying the factory hood hinges are not in the car? What is the hood using? You can buy replacement hinges. Found them on eBay in chrome even.
Hinges are there the holes just don't line up
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Buy new.
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How do I know which ones will line up to my hood?
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How do I know which ones will line up to my hood?
Hmm. Maybe your hood needs to be drilled if the factory brackets aren't working.
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Hmm. Maybe your hood needs to be drilled if the factory brackets aren't working.
Car is pretty much garaged for the year gonna check this situation out this weekend . Will post with more body issues probably lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:44 PM   #15
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Update on this... Everything is all straightened.. Wipers work again they were just jammed up.. New cowl vent covers middle and sides are pretty straight just time for the body work
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