Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Hengy wrote:gcbailey wrote:Hengy wrote: I have another one I can try, probably will try....
Did you do a repair on the dash that is on it? How about the tabs on the hood? Were these repaired or replaced?
No.... I still have the original dash on it, but it looks like there is somewhat more of a forward lean to it than there should be, but I don't know how much front lean/tilt/slant it should have either. It is a long ear dash. The tabs on the hood have not been touched, when the hood is on it appears to mate pretty good, but again, I don't have a "correct" one to go by to know how tight of a mate it should be.
If it is just sitting on the dash and is not hooked up, then it isn't the dash that is making the problem. Are the bolts attached to the radiator supports through the tabs on the inside of the hood? Try taking those off and keeping the bolts loose on the doglegs until the grille is mounted. Then cinch down the dogleg bolts (all eight) and the dash mounts. Then remove the grille and hopefully the hood doesn't move. Then try putting the bolts in the radiator supports. You may have to move the supports around...
I'm going to do another post with pics of the dash and my "progress" using a soft rubber mallet and some beveled finish washers.....
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:07 pm
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Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:40 pm
Jim Becker wrote:You don't have a picture that shows it well, but it appears to me that the lower edges of the hood are bulging out. With the grill removed you should be able to check for a straight line between the points the upper and lower corners of the grill should be when installed. If the hood bulges out, you need to readjust it so the edges of the hood and dogleg form one continuous straight line.
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:06 pm
gcbailey wrote:So.. I take it the hood should not bulge outward in the area where the headlights/dogleg connection is?
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:30 pm
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 am
gcbailey wrote:The hood bulges out on the sides where the doglegs attach.... with the doglegs screwed to the bolster I do have to press in on each side of the hood and doglegs to even get the grille to start. Again, it sucks not knowing how things should be or have another one to physically reference by.
So.. I take it the hood should not bulge outward in the area where the headlights/dogleg connection is?
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:04 am
Denny Clayton wrote:Somehow they've multiplied to seven
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:34 am
Barnyard wrote:Denny Clayton wrote:Somehow they've multiplied to seven
That can happen if you're not careful.
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:54 am
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Matt Kirsch wrote:It looks like you're not tight against the hood on top, OR against the bolster on the bottom. There's enough of a gap there to get the grille mostly in place, anyway.
All it will take is a little massaging. Figure out where the grille is hitting, and re-form those areas so it doesn't hit.