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Tacoed my Hood

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76chevy, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

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    I just got the dreaded bent hood while trying to close it last night. It folded right in half. I was able to straighten it with. Luckily the bedliner I have sprayed all over flexes so no cracking or anything.

    I've seen kits to fix this, but I was wondering if you guys have done anything else. I was thinking I could just buy some 1/4 metal and use some self tapping screws and make my own supports. What do you think?

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  2. Ddragggon

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    a friend of mine just welded some 1 inch angle iron to the hood edges ( so that the angle iron looks like a V, and the 2 upper edges are welded to the hood) to fix his... its a lot stronger then the strap that they sell, and only costs a few bucks to do.

    I just keep my hinges well oiled, and can close my hoods with 1 hand. :-P

    -Rich

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    I welded 1/2" angle iron on mine.....

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    Yeah, but us folks who care about the paint dont want to weld the hood.

    Sparky

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    he welded them to the Underside of the hood, on the hoods subframe of sheetmetal. it still has the stock paint on it, and you'd never know he welded them on, unless he opened the hood, and showed you. unless you have a wierd hood, it should be made from 2 or 3 compressed sheets of metal, to try and give it some strength, with that center Crumplezone crapline going on. weld it to the interior part of the hood, and you'll never burn the paint... unless you use a 440 3 phase welder, or oxy torch and a coat hanger... :-)

    -Rich

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