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73 Laguna nose gap help!!!

Post by JF74chevelle on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:28 pm

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Re: 73 Laguna nose gap help!!!

Post by JF74chevelle on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:29 pm

I have a HUGE gap between my fiberglass hood and my Laguna nose what is supposed to be in that place? Please help?!?
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Post by chevellelaguna on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:53 pm

Nothing is supposed to be in there lol. Your hood is too far back. It needs to come forward to line up with the point of the fender. If you bring the hood forward about 1/2" it'll close up your gap. May have to ream the holes in the hinges to get the hood far enough forward.
Also it looks like the nose could be tighter to the fender edge, you use any shims between the shocks and the nose mounting plate?
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Re: 73 Laguna nose gap help!!!

Post by tropdeprojet on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:41 pm

chevellelaguna wrote:Nothing is supposed to be in there lol. Your hood is too far back. It needs to come forward to line up with the point of the fender. If you bring the hood forward about 1/2" it'll close up your gap. May have to ream the holes in the hinges to get the hood far enough forward.
Also it looks like the nose could be tighter to the fender edge, you use any shims between the shocks and the nose mounting plate?

Right. I thinks you have enough adjustment in the hinge.
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Re: 73 Laguna nose gap help!!!

Post by Hs1973 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:12 pm

If you cant move the hood forward in the hinges. The hinges can also be moved forward in the holes where they attach to the fenders. Or you could put some more glass on the front of the hood If it is to short. Just make sure your wipers dont touch on the back of the hood. If its its to far back usually the wipers cant clear the hood when activated and Blow the fuse. ( dont ask how i know this) thats not fun in the hard rain on a 2 Lane highway.
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Re: 73 Laguna nose gap help!!!

Post by thatfnthing on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:54 pm

Hs1973 wrote:If you cant move the hood forward in the hinges. The hinges can also be moved forward in the holes where they attach to the fenders. Or you could put some more glass on the front of the hood If it is to short. Just make sure your wipers dont touch on the back of the hood. If its its to far back usually the wipers cant clear the hood when activated and Blow the fuse. ( dont ask how i know this)  thats not fun in the hard rain on a 2 Lane highway.

That's familiar.  I hit a similar circumstance, though I realized it before I actually tried to run the wipers -- I had to get the lowest profile wipers and still shave the tops down a bit for clearance.  Either that, or realign every damned panel on the front of the car. Smile
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Re: 73 Laguna nose gap help!!!

Post by Hs1973 on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:16 pm

Actually the clearence is wery small even when the hood is sitting in the right place. You need the lowest wiperblades possible to clear the hood. Modern blades make the wipers grace the back. I modifyed my drivers side blade to clear. Even though my hood and fenders sit right. I guess its a design flaw.
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