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Idiots guide to adjusting your hood!!!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ak7, May 2, 2002.

  1. ak7

    ak7 Registered Member

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    Allright now...

    I feel completely stupid for having to ask this. My hood closes just fine in the front but everytime I have to walk to each side of the truck to push down the rear of the hood. Is there an adjustment I can make or some type of new bracket or spring to correct this?

    Ak7
     
  2. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    I think that means that the hinge is binding. Just try to lubricate it real good.
     
  3. rampage

    rampage 1/2 ton status

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    Out of curiousity, has anyone replaced the springs with a set of lift shocks (they look like mini shock absorbers)? Just leaving the hinge as is and remove the spring and mount the lift shocks in place. I know that Thumper did this to his 2nd gen Blazer but wondering if it would work on a 1st gen also seeing that the hood is heavier than a 2nd gen.
     
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    arq 1/2 ton status

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    I am running without any springs and it's kinda scary some times.when i get a good gust of wind the hood lifts up and seems it's gonna fly out. I hope it don't.

    ARQ.
     
  5. BAD4WD

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    Your hinges are worn out, I went down to the gm dealer 2 years ago & paid 120.00 for new hinges & springs. My hood closes flush & opens all the way, automatically when I release the latch. later,,,,,
     
  6. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My hood does the same thing.
    I have to push down at the back of it after i close it, and then on big bumps the back part of the hood will come back up again.
    I've heared that it's just the springs that are worn out.
    I bought new springs from LMC for something like $8 a piece i think. I just have to figure out how to get them in now. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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