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70 Pony
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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 05-07-2002 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thought I'd make a new post...took parts of all the great suggestions and GOT IT !!!!!
Loosened all the apron bolts, and with the hood wide open, I pushed BACK and DOWN until I saw the hinges move in both directions.
Then I had my son in law, start tightening things up, as fast as he could, (since I'm old)...
The hinge geometry will fool you...you look at it in a "Common Sense" way, and it will frustrate the hell out of you...
It is constant loosening , adjusting, tightening...over and over.
But the way I did it...I got it the first time..it's 98% correct, and I'm dying to get the other 2 %, but so scared I'll screw it up.
It's now where only I can notice the "slight"
up position in the back...really minimal, but just maybe I'll mark EVERY BOLT..and go for that 2 %..
Thanks all...this is one for the "Archives" obviously.

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EDDIE D
Resto Mod '70 Sport Roof
Arrest Me Red
'02 GT, Torch Red
"If I knew I would have lived this long, I would have taken better care of myself !"

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 05-07-2002 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good job Eddie!

SteveW

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-07-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good show, Eddie!

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Ken
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posted 05-07-2002 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Judging by the looks of your car Eddie I know your not gonna be happy with 98% alignment !!! Why don't you ask other people what they think of the fit and if no one else notices that 2% then leave it be for the time being ?!?!?

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Ken
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Fastymz
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posted 05-08-2002 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eddie I only wish anything on my car was 98%correct.
Thats great you got it so close.I'd do like Ken said ask some one else.If they notice then get it 100% right.
Hey if you need me to look at it,just tell me when you'll be in town.

SCOOP

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 05-08-2002 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:

Hey if you need me to look at it,just tell me when you'll be in town.

SCOOP


Yeh Eddie, Pick me up on your way to Reno!

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kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
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posted 05-08-2002 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
Yeh Eddie, Pick me up on your way to Reno!

YAH!!!!!

meeee tooooo EddieD!!!!!


kk

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Hell_Fish
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posted 05-08-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did it have problems with both hinges or just one? My 69 is like that on the drivers side. I will have to try that tonight.

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Dustin C
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68stang351
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From: Savoy TX, USA
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posted 05-08-2002 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cool!!!! After reading this and the other post, I went out there and got mine adjusted right too, first try!!! I woulda never figured it out on my own.
I'm so happy!!!!

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70 Pony
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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
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posted 05-08-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK...here goes....
Tomorrow...2 Valium...decaf coffee...and a try for the 2%..I'm going to mark everything's place...all I need is to push both sides back about an 1/8 inch...
Scoop....leaving for Reno at 1AM...will be picking up KK and Dave at around 4AM...
Hell Fish...just the passenger side was up on mine..but when you get it right, the other side just seeme to fit better also....I'm telling you, studying the way that hinge works will drive you nuts...
It;s almost as if...you look at what would probably fix it and do the opposite....
A 2 man job though I found out.
Glad the post helped you '68...and Ken, I am going for it....my whole life was 100%...too bad 90% of that was stupidity

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EDDIE D
Resto Mod '70 Sport Roof
Arrest Me Red
'02 GT, Torch Red
"If I knew I would have lived this long, I would have taken better care of myself !"

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