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    78 chevy hood won't close right

    hey there my 78 chevy, the hood will not sit down all the way in the back bought new springs, thinking of buying new hinges want to some ideas first. i've seen other with the same problem on road so it must be a common issue.

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    Its only common with people who have misadjusted hinges or aftermarket hoods and don't bother fitting it right.I don't know what hinge setup your truck has so pictures are good to post with the question.
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    thx for the info i'll try playing around with i more. sorry no photo's i'll try to get some,the hinges are the old 73 to i think 79 or 80 hinge and a coil spring setup.

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    its definity a hinge problem. i had a 73 c10 and one day i went to shut the hood and the one hinge didnt budge. buckled the hood pretty bad. spray it down with some wd-40 a couple times a day for a few days and it should work itself out.

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    If its like a 84 with the hinge bolted to the cowl and its adjusted as far as it can go it might need a fender adjust then the door because itl throw that off.Stock hoods usually fit good but the fiber glass hood I have I needed to ream out the slots with a carbide bit to get more adjustment where it bolts to the hood.
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    lots of penatrating oil and loosen them up first, then see what you need to do
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