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Thread: Adjusting hood / front trim

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    Looks like the ps headlight door is misaligned too and thats exagerating it.

    Maybe put a block of wood under the middle and gently try to flex the front corners down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F body deconstructor Jim View Post
    Looks like the ps headlight door is misaligned too and thats exagerating it.

    Maybe put a block of wood under the middle and gently try to flex the front corners down.
    I did just that , messed with a block of wood in middle and sides and tweaked it ...Waaaaay straighter now!! Lines up nicely now , amazing how some messing with it yields results , will post pics later

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    Yeah, no adjusting is going fix that. I assume the center chrome is tight up against the hood. I have a couple hoods but you are way too far away and they would need a little work.
    Apparently looked way worse than it was , Just put a nice little block of wood under the front there in the middle and pushed on it in short impacts with both hands and she looks straight now in the middle

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    looking a lot better, a lot straighter , will post more pics once grill & headlight doors are mounted Click image for larger version. 

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    Haha! I was thinking the same thing when I saw the new pic! Nice! You're getting there! I actually did the wood block all down the sides at fenders on the Sunrise to match the curvature toward the front too.
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    Wow! looks awesome. And i was ready to give up on it. LOL

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    Looks great! Next you can work on mine!!!

    I gave up on it, but now after seeing your I may need to look at it again..

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    haha thanks guys... I just gave it the boots lol .. it was actually risky I got the block of wood under there and gave a few good impact heaves kinda like CPR... I have yet to line up grill again so we will see if it's still lined up . I did straighten the middle with the grille still installed but took it off for final tweaking of the left & right above headlights to avoid damaging it . I also adjusted hinges and those stops . I also have to remove the hood again to install engine

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    nice work...looks loads better!
    show another pic once the grill is back in.
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