Heart breaker!

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Heart breaker!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Santilla on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 04:38 pm:

I just put my newly painted hood on for the first time. I was amazed at how well it fit. Then I folded it up to expose the drivers side of the engine and peeled the paint off the hinge rod in places. #@&^$%*&(# I'm sure I am not alone in this so what did you other guy's do to fix the problem?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 04:45 pm:

Bob, before painting I relieve the panels along the hinge line with a hand file along the flats so there is more clearance. I learnt this trick as a result of similar experiences as you have. It also pays to not load up the area with many coats of paint.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis K Anderson on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 05:46 pm:

Replace the rods with stainless steel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:23 pm:

Hand file the space wider. Do not file too much off. It is a lot more trouble to weld back on.


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