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Cheapest place for new hood? Possible to fix this one?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by m1ndless, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    I need a new hood for my 79 blazer, it is bent in the middle from people not oiling the hinges and forcing it shut, is there a way just to pound these out or should I get a new hood?

    Me neighbor said there is a junkyard down near 35th ave and van burean, he said there is a ton of old k5's there. . . how much would a junkyard charge for a hood?

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    also the pic-n-pull at chandler blvd and 56th ave had a few last time I was there, but I don't know if they were any good.
     
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    Should I get a new hood or try to fix this one?
     
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    get a new one, but fix the problem that caused this before you put it on.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    I did, the hinges were really stiff, the people who had it before me closed it and it bent in the middle, retards. I reinforced my hood on the sides and oiled the hinges reall good, and it is good now.

    So its not possible to fix my hood?
     
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    Here is another pic showing how it is all bent up, should I just sledge hammer it til its flat? :)

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    There is a company called CertiFit located at 4550 W. Van Buren that have new hoods for your truck for $81.50. I have used several of their parts and they fit well. I always stop in there when I go thru Phoenix.
     
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    Awesome, thanks, Its kind of far away, but it will be worth the trip to save money!! Thanks!!
     
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    Glad to help. :D
     
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    That kink is common on GM trucks. A hood from a salvage yard will likely run about 100 but will be an OEM hood and not an aftermarket hood. Shipping will kill you because they must always ship frieght for large pieces.
     
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    yeah what he said, just make sure you reinforce the bottom on both ends, this seems to be more of a problem with '80 and earlier trucks, i think the laters have a little softer hinge springs
     
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    If you do decide to reinforce your new (or old) hood, please please please do NOT get the hood brace kit from LMC. I was foolish enough to spend the money on them and they totally suck! You can bend them with your bare hands, so how can you expect them to hold up to the force of closing a hood? Huge waste of $$
     
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    I did it myself with some spare metal I had, and I really oiled up the hinges, it open and closes with no problem now, I kinda put all my weight on the kinks and flattened them out as much as I could.
     
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    Where they bend is an engineered crumple zone. It's there so during a front end collision the hood will fold. Evidently if it's the same stiffness all the way down the hood it has a tendency to shear off and go through the front windshield and thus have a negative effect on the driver and anyone else in the front seats:eek1:

    It's probably why the LMC kit is so wimpy.

    Just be aware that in correcting one problem you may create a more serious one later.

    Cheapest OEM Blazer hood, new and Unissued? Coleman's Military Surplus:D

    http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Colemans.storefront/en/Product/219801
     

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