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Hood Removal/Reinstall

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I ordered new hood insulation and would like to do this correctly by taking off the hood. I learned a hard lesson a few years back removing doors from a 61 Ford I had...they were never straight again. Are there any tips you guys have for keeping spacing and alignment? Is it as easy as unbolting from the hinges and just putting it back? I've 

never removed a hood.

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First of all remove the hood from the hinges not the hinges from the body. I outline the hinge/hood alignment with pencil and I a  drill a 1/8 hole through the hinge and hood mount brackets. When I reinstall, a 1/8 pin through the hole puts the hood where it was and the hole will never be noticed.............Bob

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The new insulation ought to be stiff enough that you can install this without removing the hood. 

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When I removed my hood, I just marked and numbered the washers. Lined it back up perfectly doing this. 

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If you value your paint and fingers, don't try to do it by yourself, tha's all I have to say! 

And when reinstalling, two helpers isn't too many

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I'm with John on this...  get a helper, make sure your patience is up, and install without removing the hood.

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The problem is the old insulation seems to be glued up there. It's going to be a chore to get that mess off with it still installed.

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Put a tarp over the engine bay and start scraping. :P

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37 minutes ago, Beemon said:

Put a tarp over the engine bay and start scraping. :P

That's what I was trying to avoid! ;)

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Scrape. Is unintended consequences a military term?  I think it as spilled over into civilian usage.

 

The mess couldn't be any worse than the time I started a '56 Eldorado show car with the oil filter housing on the workbench.

 

No one knew that until now.

Bernie

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16 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

Scrape. Is unintended consequences a military term?  I think it as spilled over into civilian usage.

 

The mess couldn't be any worse than the time I started a '56 Eldorado show car with the oil filter housing on the workbench.

 

No one knew that until now.

Bernie

I'll see your filter housing and raise you 61 years and 3" of caked grease around upper control arm shafts just to get to the bolts. I filled up a grocery bag.

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