Any tricks to line up hood?

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Any tricks to line up hood?

Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:49 pm

My hood is pretty off centered any tricks to line it up?
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Post by jrumann59 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:37 pm

IS a custom piece like CF or FG if so loosen tighten and hope for the best.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:28 pm

jrumann59 wrote:IS a custom piece like CF or FG if so loosen tighten and hope for the best.
stock. I dunno how the hell it got so crooked
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Post by jrumann59 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:19 pm

Have you tried regular wood shims.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:16 am

jrumann59 wrote:Have you tried regular wood shims.
Its crooked left and right not up and down
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Post by NinjaneonTurtle » Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:43 pm

If its just misaligned you can try to loosen the bolts to where they're snug then shove the hood over top the left/right with some elbow grease, tighten them back up. If you go too far then repeat the step.

Otherwise pics would help to see what's effed up.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:11 pm

NinjaneonTurtle wrote:If its just misaligned you can try to loosen the bolts to where they're snug then shove the hood over top the left/right with some elbow grease, tighten them back up. If you go too far then repeat the step.

Otherwise pics would help to see what's effed up.
Its just barley off not bad. not as bad as it was its hard to get lined up perfect
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Post by NinjaneonTurtle » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Yeah you're never gonna get it perfecto being that neons didn't even come perfect from the factory. So with that being said any improvement would just be considered "better than stock" :D
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Post by Lackof » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:47 pm

i'm perfect and my neon came perfect ;)

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Post by NinjaneonTurtle » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:06 pm

Skill wrote:i'm perfect and my neon came perfect ;)
and a perfect example of the perfect neon owner :roll:
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Post by NeonDriven95 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:11 am

have someone help and loosin the bolts a little and see if u can cock it over if not maybe is ur fender gap thats messing with ur eyes. so check that too.
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Post by Lackof » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:34 pm

NinjaneonTurtle wrote:
Skill wrote:i'm perfect and my neon came perfect ;)
and a perfect example of the perfect neon owner :roll:
correct!

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Post by 99dohcneon » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:29 pm

NeonDriven95 wrote:have someone help and loosin the bolts a little and see if u can cock it over if not maybe is ur fender gap thats messing with ur eyes. so check that too.
I do have a fender gap but the other side of the hood is touching the fender
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Post by metal_gear_jon » Sat May 05, 2007 4:58 pm

Neons, just like most Chryslers ,were half-assed from the factory body wise.(SORRY) Some looked ok others not. Example mine's passenger front door's bottom edge sticks out too far from the door sill. So considering neons were an inexpensive car for people to aford, body alignment was not a priortity. Anyway most cars made domesticly are never perfect. To get the hood straight you'll need to center the hood with the windshield , then set the fenders with the gaps even from front to back. Keep in mind nothing's perfect so don't kill yourself trying to.... :)
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Post by Smithlife » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:19 am

do have a fender gap but the other side of the hood is touching the fender

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