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Old 05-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default 1935 ford truck half ton v-8

anyone have a trick on installing rods through hindge on hood side panels after new repaint ?
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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panels suitably resting on soft blankets or similiar, a competent assistant to hold things, then put rod into a good variable speed drill, a little oil, and slowly insert rod.
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X2 on the drill
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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Mount the two sides of the top and then gently tap the rod in the loops starting on the back edge. This will require a helper to hold the hood side while you put in the rod, is probably the easiest way to do it. That is what I did on mine.
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Didn't think the drill idea was a good one until I saw a body shop do it with a truck side storage box hinge -- the rod was more than 5 feet long. It took 2 to handle and get it done, but no damage to the paint. They sprayed a little WD-40 as it went in.
You will have to tap the last 3 inches --- but by then, you are done.
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