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  • rockne10
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    Originally posted by Ron Plantz View Post
    Does the typical kink repair involve a repaint?
    Depending on severity, and skill of the body shop, quite probably.

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  • Ron Plantz
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    The kit looks like a good preventative option. Does the typical kink repair involve a repaint?

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  • rockne10
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    Originally posted by Ron Plantz View Post
    Know[sic] idea what to do about the bend.
    A body shop can straighten it.
    Classic Enterprises has produced a reinforcement for the notorious hood corners, which are usually deformed when owners don't realize the hood needs pulled forward before, or in the process of being raised.
    https://www.classicent.com/studebake...-hawks/Support

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  • Ron Plantz
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    I actually have a slight bend in the sheet metal at the rear corner of my hood above the hinge. Not sure when I did it but the hood has always been a chore to raise. Know idea what to do about the bend.

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  • rockne10
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    Originally posted by oilnsteel View Post
    Be thankful its not a Hawk.
    What Jim said!
    All C/K hoods are heavy; add the weight of the Hawk grill, and raising it is a question of mind over matter, unless everything is lubricated and adjusted as when new; and then still a task.
    A small price to pay for possessing these magnificent road machines.

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  • Ron Plantz
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll start on it tomorrow.

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  • oilnsteel
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    Inspect hinges for wear. Oil hinges. Replace all 4 springs if missing or tired. Pull toward you when opening. Be thankful its not a Hawk.

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  • Ron Plantz
    started a topic Frame / Springs: Hood hinge

    Hood hinge

    Hood on my 54 Coupe very hard to raise. Is there any type of hinge maintenance or adjustment to make it easier to raise?
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