Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

  1. Oct.21 2013 hood hinges and hood

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    _MG_3941.JPG _MG_3942.JPG _MG_3943.JPG _MG_3940.JPG _MG_3946.JPG i bolted on the hood hinges and the hood . i had to make the slots in the hinges about 1/8 inch longer. i figured on that because a fiberglass hood is usually thicker than a steel hood so the hinges need to go lower. i ran a tap through the bolt holes in the aprons first to clean out the epoxy primer .i found to put the hinge springs on ,take a large box end wrench or cresent wrench, hook the end of the spring on the hinge and the other on the wrench and now you have a handle to stretch the spring in place ,then just remove the wrench. i always add two more of the little brackets out in the middle of the cowl that support the ends of the hood ,the ones under the cowl seal,they help support the center of the fiberglass hood .they are hidden under the seal when done.you need these in place when fitting the hood . the hood went on with out a problem.
    very nice fit . i wish i could say the same about the fenders.i sat them in place to see how they would line up .they are flat ,no arch like they should have and the ends just shoot straight out instead of dropping off slightly at the end the way they should .they are going to be a problem.
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