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Old 11-16-2012, 07:56 PM
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FINALLY got an srt8 hood. But the fitment is **** *PICS, what can i do?

Hey guys

so here are some pics, i have no idea what brand it is i got it for 250 so i wasnt in a position to complain!

tell me what you think.. i installed it quickly by myself so i didnt really take my time. what are some ways i can adjust this thing? can i bring it to a body shop?







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Looks like the front bump stops need to be adjusted. Bit im looking at it on my phone
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i put them all the way to the right (which makes it smaller) and it still sticks up. im pretty sure its made out of fiber glass!
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Check your rear hinge adjustments, setting a hood is a PIA!!!

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Any hood requires some patience and skill to get right....but many of the fiberglass aftermarket hoods are a POS....Unfortunely for you looking at your pictures I would say you got one..
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Unless you have experience aligning a hood, you might just want to take it to a good body shop to do it for you. DIY is difficult if you've never done it before. The hood needs to be moved in 3 dimensions and every slight adjustment results in a changing of the X,Y and Z axis in ways that aren't predictable or intuitive.
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Any hood requires some patience and skill to get right....but many of the fiberglass aftermarket hoods are a POS....Unfortunely for you looking at your pictures I would say you got one..
This. There is a reason it was only $250.00. Unfortunately, any money saved will be spent on a good body man, correcting it.
Good luck, hope it works out for ya.
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thanks guys ill see what i can do with it.. it was on another charger and found it on craigslist lol i figured it couldnt be that bad. i also havent re vinyled the hood to match the car so maybe thatll help abit too.
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I've never tried to fit a hood, so all I can say is' "Good Luck!"

I have seen many posts about the fg hoods, so one thing I can say is, "Get Hood Pins!" I've seen the pics of the latch breaking out of the cheap hoods, usually at a high rate of speed. Not pretty.

Also, hood pins can help pull the corners down a little, if everything else can be lined up right.
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