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Re: [oletrucks] Help with fiberglass body panels!!!

To: <CLLLSLS@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Help with fiberglass body panels!!!
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 21:55:50 -0700
Oh that fiberglass you got to just love it!

I've played around with that stuff on more than one occasion and would begin
by doing the following:
a) take the hood off and lay the hood on a flat surface to see if in fact
it's really flat.
b) check your hinge to see if maybe it's pivot points are worn requiring a
new hinge.

On two hood installs, I had similar problems and just took off the offending
hinge and notched the attachment holes for additional adjustment and cured
the problem.

If the notching doesn't cure the problem your in for some cutting and
glassing on the hood to lower the high side or raise the lower side "your

I'd probably raise the rear and crank up the front hood adjuster "rubber
adjuster on the radiator support" to see if that helps first.

Hope I helped so,

----- Original Message -----
From: <CLLLSLS@aol.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 6:37 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Help with fiberglass body panels!!!

> OK, I'm really sorry, this is pretty far from old truck stuff, but any
> you can give me might just help somebody else having problems with a
> fiberglass part for their old truck.
> I've never worked with fiberglass or fiberglass parts before and I've run
> into some problems fitting a supposedly NOS '65 Shelby GT-350 fiberglass
> onto my '65 mustang GT-350 clone. I picked the hood up for $250 which
> incredible at the time because I considered that a friend with a real '65
> GT-350 had his hood fly open on the freeway and destroyed and had to have
> new one made by a shop in SoCal- Costing him around $600. The hood I just
> bought seemed awfully wavy, but I've always been good at bodywork on
> so I wasn't too concerned with that aspect. The problem is that the hood
> appears to be stressed. It wants the front drivers side and the rear
> passenger side in the air when the hood's closed. If I push the front
> down, the back will force it's way up about an inch and vice versa (with
> hinges on).
> What I want to know is- Can this be fixed? If so, how? Would it maybe
> to stressing it in the opposite direction for a period of time? PLEASE
> HELP!!!!!!
> This mustang needs to be finished! I need that Shelby horsepower to get me
> the parts store faster to pick up parts for my trucks! Thanks.
> Dustin
> 50 & 53 GMC 1/2 tons
> 48 GMC 3/4 ton
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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