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    lilbetsy69nova is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Exclamation Damage to Fiberglass HOod! Need Help

     



    I need some help. I have a Fiberglass hood on my 1969 chevy nova. my question is my mechanic put the wrong springs on the hood so well my hinges broke from the hood. How can i replace the hinges without having to replace the hood all together?it did make a hole in the hood but it didnt go completly through.can my hood be fixed instead of completly replaced? i need help!!!

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    Remove the springs completely and use a prop rod to hold the hood open when necessary. As for repair, based on the situation described you should have a professional fiberglass repair facility fix the hood. The answer to your repair/replace question will be based on how much they will charge for the repair. Then you do the math.
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    Are there any boat shops near where you live? They will specialize in fiberglass repairs.

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    Fiberglass repair is quite easy to do. I would go to your local book store & buy a book on fiberglass repair....they can also be bought at www.amazonh.com or from www.corvetteforum.com or www.digitalcorvette.com
    You could also do a search using google on fiberglass repair...Don
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    Thank you for all your guys information. No there isnt any boat shops near me. I can just check the internet to see what i can find. Thank You!
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