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Old 02-12-2018, 04:09 PM
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Hood hinges What have i done wrong

Frist the hood will not stay in upright position and I have to push the hood down on the rear end when i have closed it. Then
i turned the spring 1/2 turn, now the hood will stay upright but now i nearly can't push the hood down at the rear end
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Are these original to the truck, used, NOS, Repops?

How did your hood close before?
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There has been some discussion on this topic.
I recall that lubrication on the pivot point that is hidden is important.
Could you also have possibly twisted the pivot points? Not sure if that is possible though.
These hoods have a reputation on not going down in back.
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Found a couple.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...djustment.html

This is the one that discusses the hidden pivot point.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/4...od-hinges.html

I thought I saw pictures before. This thread shows the pivot points.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/9...justments.html
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Are these original to the truck, used, NOS, Repops?

How did your hood close before?
I would take the hinges apart and make sure all the moving part are moving freely and then lube them up put the springs back where they were. with everything moving freely you should be able to figure out if the springs are weak or you just need proper alignment of the hinges. just my two cents.

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Iím pretty sure when aligning your sheet metal you START with the hood. Maybe it would be easier to get your hood working well and then add your fenders.
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Iím pretty sure when aligning your sheet metal you START with the hood. Maybe it would be easier to get your hood working well and then add your fenders.
That's a good idea BJ! Less chance of scratching my newly painted fenders when I get to that point. Plus, much easier to reach the spring mounting bolts. Thanks for the tip. Reps coming your way!
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Here is a thread on front end alignment procedures.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ml#post9927171

Here is one of the bullet points in the post:
First look in my "extras gallery" for the hinge pictures, remove the springs and be sure the hidden hinge pivot shown is not frozen and working freely. Even new hinges can have this pivot tight or paint frozen, and if tight the hood will never close properly!
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Is the hingde collected rigth
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