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Hood bumpers (again)

I am just replacing the hood bumpers on my 50 F1. I have read several posts about the positioning of the bumpers. I have fitted three down each side of the hood with tallest ones at the front, and the shortest at the back. I tried shutting the hood and it does shut nicely now. The front centre bumper was always missing on the truck. I have fitted it as shown in the attached photo. Is this wrong....because now the hood will not shut at all.

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Hood bumpers? Don't you mean bonnet bumpers?
 
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Well....yes, but I was trying to put it into words that you yanks would understand LOL.
 
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Im assuming that somewhere between no front bumper and the new one lies the perfect fit. Seems like everything new needs a little tinkering to make it work correctly or at least good enough till we mess with it again
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:25 PM
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Thank you for your reply. What i need is someone to look at my photo and advise me if is fitted in the correct place.

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The bumper looks correct. What you likely need to do is to raise the striker pin at the header panel. It should screw out some so the hood will latch. The new bumper is probably taller than whatever was there before, if anything, so the hood isn't coming down all the way on the striker. Move it way up, then bring it back down a little at a time until you get the fit you want. Be careful that you don't leave it too tight and make it difficult to unlatch the hood.
 
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The bumper looks correct. What you likely need to do is to raise the striker pin at the header panel. It should screw out some so the hood will latch. The new bumper is probably taller than whatever was there before, if anything, so the hood isn't coming down all the way on the striker. Move it way up, then bring it back down a little at a time until you get the fit you want. Be careful that you don't leave it too tight and make it difficult to unlatch the hood.
Thankyou, The striker pin would be the large screw in the centre of the coil spring ?
 
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Thankyou, The striker pin would be the large screw in the centre of the coil spring ?
That is correct. Your latch is in the hood, and it snaps down over the striker when you close the hood.
 
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What 52 Merc said about the pin. However, I'd start low and work my way up. I placed mine very high and shut the hood firmly. The pin went all the way through the latch in the hood and wouldn't unlatch. It was stuck. I had to remove the nut on the bottom of the pin, through the grill, one flat at a time. It's long threads and spring loaded. Made a racket when it came loose.
 
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Thank you for your reply. I did the job last weekend. It was a bit fiddly. As the nut on the shaft under the slam panel was seized in place. In the end I took off the panel (5 screws from memory) . With some WD40 and a spanner I managed to free the nut. Then with some adjustments up and down finally got a good fit.

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Hood bumpers? Don't you mean bonnet bumpers?
"Bonnet" I thought that was something a woman wore on her head!I have never heard a hood called a bonnet and of coarse I am from the "South"
 
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"Bonnet" I thought that was something a woman wore on her head!I have never heard a hood called a bonnet and of coarse I am from the "South"
And the trunk is called the boot, windshield is called the windscreen. And if your apartment is on the third floor you may want to take the lift to get to your flat.
 
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"To free the nut" caught my attention
 
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So everyone here routinely tells their wrench buddy, "Say, can you hand me the ring spanner?" (box wrench.)
You all must be fireman here at the FTE to not add spanner to the above list. The Fire Department is the only place I know of where the word spanner is used. (Fire Hydrant caps and valves are operated with a spanner.)
Maybe there are other places too besides where everyone drives their cars on the wrong sides of roads? Oil patch? Smelters? Gantry Cranes? Steam locomotive shops?
 

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