Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Auburn University, Alabama
Raise the hood, lower the hood corner bumpers, and remove the hood latch assembly. It is there to keep the properly aligned hood closed, not to pull it onto alignment when closed. Loosen all the hood hinge bolts at the inner fender, just enough it takes some effort to manipulate it and so when you get it aligned it will hold it in place til you tighten the bolts again. Align the hood so you have a consistent gap on the left and right sides between the fenders. Carefully open and close the hood as many times as needed, just be sure you don't rub the fenders. You may need to loosen the fender bolts to get the gap consistent from the front to the back. Tighten all those bolts, and, if needed, loosen the bolts from the hinges to the hood to align the gap at the back of the hood so it is consistent all the way across the cowl. Tighten all bolts. Reattach the hood catch, adjust, and readjust your hood bumpers.
Now, loosen all the screws for the headlight doors and align them (they were likely never perfect) as best you can with the top and sides of the fenders, and with the corners of the hood.
This may take 30 minutes, it may take all day, depending on the collision history of your car and the veracity of the metal stamping and headlight door castings. It's worth it.
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•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
...my first car
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•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Factory Air Conditioning •Console
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