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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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just got my wingtops powder coated, and there isn't enough space for them to fit between hood and wingtops, at headlights there is a 1/2 inch gap, back by hinges the hood rubs on wingtops, is there an adjustment, or do hinges need to be raised(which would be a ton of work)?
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Old July 5th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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The front edge you can adjust by bringing the fenders up and the slam panel down. There is a good bit of adjustment in the front. make sure you loosen all the connection points and then move it otherwise it will twist funny.
On the back make sure the fender is fully seated in the angle cut outs where it attaches to the bulkhead. You have to push down pretty hard while someone tightens one of the bolts to make sure they are "seated". If the sills are on you might loosen them to make sure the fender is all the way down.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 08:56 PM
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The front edge you can adjust by bringing the fenders up and the slam panel down. There is a good bit of adjustment in the front. make sure you loosen all the connection points and then move it otherwise it will twist funny.
On the back make sure the fender is fully seated in the angle cut outs where it attaches to the bulkhead. You have to push down pretty hard while someone tightens one of the bolts to make sure they are "seated". If the sills are on you might loosen them to make sure the fender is all the way down.
If fits fine in the back. by looks it is fully seated, the sills and all the lines match up in the back perfect. If I raise the front up to be closer, or do I drop the slam panel.. Is the hood latch adjustable I see it takes a standard screwdriver to tighten the spring. How many bolts are involved to loosen the front, by chance do you have any pics of what you are talking about. If I make the hood in the front lower, how would this fix the back where it rubs, or should I raise the front which would make more sense to me?
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So, back from the grave. The front of my hood sticks up a good 1 inch compared to the back. Several people have asked me if it's shut, and it is. The limit bumpers aren't even close to touching, and you can see the spring from the front. Is there any way to adjust that? I can stick a slotted screwdriver into it, but it ain't budging. Any ideas?
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Yes...

There is a big flat nut in there you have to lossen up first, then you can tighten the slot with your screw driver.
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I'll give it a shot. I saw that nut.
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mine was the fix mike said. I took it to a body shop and it looks perfect now
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What is the "slam panel"?
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How did you adjust the gap in the rear of the hood?
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