Mechanics

DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE FENDERS OFF TO REPAIR HOOD HINGES

1972 Dodge Dart • 177,777 miles

As you can see in the back the hood sticks up a bit.I had took hood
off to put engine in. Once I put the hood back on the hinges wasnt shutting the hood all the way. I was wondering what would have to be done to pair hinges. I was told maybe that I had to take fenders off, but then I thought that is alot of work for some hood hinges. Can you please help with advice.

Thank you


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Polopolo
October 13, 2011.



Why not take pic of hood open showing hinge itself. May just need some bolt adjustment. Usually hood bolts are slotted for adjustment.


Tiny
Fixitmr
Oct 13, 2011.
This is the best picture I have with the hood open. The back don't touch when the hood is shut. I thought that may be it also that maybe bc the adjustment it wasn't allowing it to close. I still haven't tried to re-adjust yet. Do you think that's where the problem may lie or inside? Also, I just took car to shop and they put new radiator in car. It ran good for about 30 mins and they oil pressure goes does causing the car to want to shut off. I checked oil and that looks good, and the temp was at like 225 when I noticed this but when it was fine temp was at 180. Do you think not enough gas in the car can cause this? Or maybe not a good enough fan? Right now there is a big alum radiator and a flex fan in the car


Tiny
Polopolo
Oct 13, 2011.
Do the hood bolts go horizontal or vertical? Your pic is casting shadow on hinge so I cant see if horizontal bolts are there. And does radiator have fan shroud?


Tiny
Fixitmr
Oct 14, 2011.