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Old 11 Dec 2003, 11:05 am
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I know that with most after market hoods, getting a perfect fit seldom happens. Such is the case with my Fiber glass hood. One side fits tighter (closer) to the body than the other. Well, when I was at the dealer picking up my car, I was looking at the new cruisers on the floor, and they had gaps between the hood and body as well. I noticed a variation from car to car. I wonder how that happened? assembly line production should be exactly the same from car to car right? does anyone notice these gaps on their car? and does it vary from one side to the other. check it out you might be suprised. Gary
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Gary, the gap is SLIGHTLY wider on the drivers side LOL.......

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Gary, the gap is SLIGHTLY wider on the drivers side LOL.......
Yea, you'd think they would have caught that before it came off the assembly line. LOL
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 01:11 pm
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Alan, I think the quality control guy was asleep when that one passed by for inspection. seriously, do you guys see what I mean. some hoods you can stick you little finger right inbetween the hood and body?
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Mine has a fairly wide gap on both sides. I acutally closed my hood with a finger stuck in there by accident (don't ask) and while it hurt it didn't break anything.
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Gary, the gap is SLIGHTLY wider on the drivers side LOL.......

Alan,

What a drag!! Let me know if you need anything to do a reinstall after the repair.

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Thanks for the support Blane it's greatly appreciated....
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Just check the gap on mine and it looks pretty equal all the way around, upon close inspection the gap on passenger side is just a little bit wider. Not really noticeable without measuring the gap on each side.
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Mine has a fairly wide gap on both sides. I acutally closed my hood with a finger stuck in there by accident (don't ask) and while it hurt it didn't break anything.
hehehehe....Who was she?


Aside from the weatherstripping, does not the hood rest on the two adjustable rubber posts on both sides of the hood latch?

Now you guys are gonna make me pull out a micrometer to make sure both sides are even, heh.

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