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Old 05-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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I have noticed this since the day I got the car, but never had any explanation for it. I'm not sure if this is typical on 87-91 models...but....on my car, the passenger side of the front hood about half way up has a very strange convex bow to it. Almost like a camber, if you look straight on from the side, it doesn't align flush with the fender.

My neighbour has a 91 SE and his hood does the exact same thing in the exact same place!! Do any of you guys have the same thing?

I will take a picture tonight and post it....in case you are confused
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Cool...its a common thing then, I'll post up the pics tonight after I go out. Busy night tonight, I'll get to it tho. I wonder if anyone has a solution or a reason why it happens
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I never heard of that before. But my first 3800 was an '87 LeSabe and that had the clam-shell hood.
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How do you change the radiator on one of those?
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I know...I know, no pics...pics tomorrow

Uh ya, how is the rad removed with a clam style hood?
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I know...I know, no pics...pics tomorrow

Uh ya, how is the rad removed with a clam style hood?
With a tree while in a 4-wheel drift at 85mph. Works very well. No need to even open the hood.
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Are we talking from experience now?...or Hector? did you forget to mention the tree incident the same day you fragged your tranny?
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Are we talking from experience now?...or Hector? did you forget to mention the tree incident the same day you fragged your tranny?

Thats sounds kinda like a funny story what did homie do?
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I know...I know, no pics...pics tomorrow

Uh ya, how is the rad removed with a clam style hood?
With a tree while in a 4-wheel drift at 85mph. Works very well. No need to even open the hood.
WRONG BILL!!!! a 4 wheel drift at 35 mph will work just fine...
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As promised





Is this fixable or are we screwed?

And Boat called my car a rust bucket...look at that PAINT...oh ya
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