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Hood for a '73

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by big94gmc, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    I just bent mine into an upside down V closing it. I'm not too happy. Anyone have one (as little rust as possible, as this one is rust free) that they don't need and would like to donate to the cause?? Thanks, gents! Let me know.
     
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    Use some white lithium grease on all the hinge points before you put on another hood. Otherwise you will fold the new one as well.
     
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    LMC sells a brace that might be able to save you hood and protect it in the future
     
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    gotta link?
     
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    no link i can't view there catlog on line but here is the part number
    30-3804
    "The Hood Brace Kit prevents and corrects the kinks in hoods that were common on the 1973 through 1991 Blazers and Jimmys. Kit includes two braces and self taping screws for installation"
     
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    DON'T BUY THAT HOOD BRACE! I spent the money on one of those (actually I bought two kits) and they are totally worthless. I can bend the braces by hand, so how would they possibly hold up to the force of closing a 30 year old hood? Total waste of money.
     
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    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the warning. Right now, I'm thinking I'll enlist the help of three friends, and a long 2x4....two guys hold the 2x4 over the crease, and two guys push up on the front of the hood.... It's worth a shot. If it don't work, I guess I'll be 'wheeling hoodless.

    Unless someone has one that'll work they want to donate :D :bow:
     
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    I made my own hood braces, if your interested in a set, pm me.
     

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