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    Talking How to: REMOVE UNSIGHTLY HOOD GAP for $1

    Had an epiphany last night, on how to remove that hood gap that isn't consistant across the hood/fascia line. This process greatly minimizes the impact the hoods' irregularity has on the body gap.

    Very easy procedure:

    Step 1, go to Lowes/Home Depot/Ace Hardware/etc, purchase 2 bags (or 3 each)



    Step 2, open your hood

    Step 3, Remove the outer 2 Drivers side fascia pins by prying up on the round center with a screwdriver, gaining enough space to slide a panel removal tool to finish the removal. You can do it with other tools, but I can't guarantee that you won't damage/marr the fastener.


    Step 4, insert 2 rubber washers inbetween the fascia and the core support at the outboard fastener, and 1 under the mid fastener. Your application may require a different number of washers, depending on your irregular hood gap.

    NOTE: This procedure does not shrink the gap, it takes care of the unevenness.


    Step 5, reinstall fasteners, close hood

    Step 6, Stand back and enjoy
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    hmm... I notice that my 300 has a similar issue... beans for you...
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    Nice simple easy fix! Beans for you!

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    My car had the same issue. I used rubber washers that you would use for a garden hose. I think they are about 1/8" thick. Worked perfectly, thaks for the tip. Any idea how to get rid of the huge gap between the hood and the facia? I guess you either need to find a way to move the facia back or the hood forward. I think this might be because when I bought the car I had the dealer install a Chrysler grille. I am annoyed because the facia doesn't seem to be put back together properly and some of the plastic rivets are missing The plastic inner fender is not installed properly and seems like it may be rubbing the paint off the underside of the fender. The piss off with this is I should have installed the grille myself. I thought the dealer would have done a more professional job. I should have been tipped off when I looked at the four fasteners at the top of the facia. When I remove fasteners like this I use the appropriate tool. It looks like the guy at the dealer may have used a steak knife, maybe a can opener or something. I guess the trimmer was busy that day, maybe it was the lot boy that installed it. Shame on the dealer. But like that old cliche says they are only concerned with getting the car over the curb. After that they don't give a dam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. iNCREDIBLE View Post
    hmm... I notice that my 300 has a similar issue... beans for you...
    So does mine, when I get back form this weeks business trip, I am going to try this...thanks!
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    Wow...Never really paid attention. I am such a such for a cheap mod that I will be doing my too!
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    I did it, I found the exact same rubber rings at Lowes, I had to use 6 rings total,

    Driver side 2 / 2 / 1 center 0 / 0 / 1 pass. side

    Before:


    After:
    Last edited by joseph; 02-10-2007 at 04:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker View Post
    So does mine, when I get back form this weeks business trip, I am going to try this...thanks!
    Did you do it?
    Pictures?

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    Another happy customer, thanks!

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    Last edited by Tommy T.; 02-27-2007 at 06:17 PM.


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    I had a similar issue with mine, but I noticed that once I installed the hood shocks (the How-To was found and followed from this forum...somewhere) all gaps and un-evenness vanished. Obviously, this won't work for all, but hey, it also cost me eight additional dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by iathyberg View Post
    I had a similar issue with mine, but I noticed that once I installed the hood shocks (the How-To was found and followed from this forum...somewhere) all gaps and un-evenness vanished. Obviously, this won't work for all, but hey, it also cost me eight additional dollars
    Just a heads-up, you're responding to a thirteen-year-old thread.
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    Oh I know. I'm also sitting here and reading through the vast majority of them getting all caught up. You forget the part where I'm still building and modifying a 14 year old car....so there's that lol



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