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Rocket254 07-02-2013 01:17 PM

What's wrong with my hood?
 
Was at lunch today with a co-worker who asked me what was wrong with my hood. I've never noticed this before but its obvious to me now that he pointed it out. Look where the sides meet the fenders...


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Any way this can be adjusted? Is this a problem that some have from the factory? 2 years of ownership and I've never noticed it until today.

2005Redfire6 07-02-2013 01:45 PM

My stock one did that and the cervinis I have now does it. Not sure what the fix is, you can try adjusting the rubber stops by twisting them like a screw under the hood.

bones302 07-02-2013 02:46 PM

if it's not rubbing, i wouldn't worry about it.

Roy_R 07-02-2013 03:56 PM

It's a FORD! :)

The Alien 07-02-2013 04:06 PM

register the driver's fender

Art161 07-02-2013 05:24 PM

I'd just leave it alone, but perhaps that's not for you. If you want to do something, first check to see how the fenders line up with the doors. It could be a fender issue, not a hood issue.

MrSandman 07-02-2013 06:38 PM

Its a Ford, lol. This and my last mustang had a lot of sloppiness in the body panels..

pascal 07-02-2013 06:40 PM

Nothing's wrong with your hood but check your latch...

Rocket254 07-02-2013 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrSandman (Post 8241640)
Its a Ford, lol. This and my last mustang had a lot of sloppiness in the body panels..

That did come too mind after posting this. ;)

Not too worried about it after seeing all of these responses. I'll take a look at the latch this weekend and also at the passenger fender to see if it is misaligned.

808muscle 07-03-2013 01:42 AM

We all wish our stangs were perfect but they are far from it. Just leave it IMO. Its a mustang not a hand built supercar costing $500k.

jsimmonstx 07-03-2013 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 (Post 8241472)
My stock one did that and the cervinis I have now does it. Not sure what the fix is, you can try adjusting the rubber stops by twisting them like a screw under the hood.

Hey, I pm'd you about your corbeau harness bar.

Nuke 07-03-2013 09:00 AM

LOL! Another person that thinks a Ford, especially THEIR Stang, should be perfect. +1 on "It's a Ford"

You may be able to adjust it but it's not worth the effort, IMO. Your coworker must drive a "non-domestic" vehicle. If not, walk over to his and rip it a new azzhole.

daredevil95 07-03-2013 09:45 AM

lol...mine did the same thing, I do a lot of highway driving and it is usually at HIGH speeds and I noticed my hood would shake/vibrate and eventually it became out of alignment also, I have a 08 GT and the factory hood scoop/hood seem paint cracked on the seem edges. I guess Mustangs don't like sustained high speeds!

Rocket254 07-03-2013 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nuke (Post 8241938)
LOL! Another person that thinks a Ford, especially THEIR Stang, should be perfect. +1 on "It's a Ford"

You may be able to adjust it but it's not worth the effort, IMO. Your coworker must drive a "non-domestic" vehicle. If not, walk over to his and rip it a new azzhole.


I should have known better. After all, my dream car (Viper GTS) is all hand-built and notorious for having hood alignment issues. It is not a big deal at all. I was just curious if it was something easily adjustable but I have bigger worries than my slight off center hood.

Nuke 07-03-2013 01:36 PM

Since you, the owner, didn't notice it for 2 years until someone else pointed it out, it certainly isn't something that's a glaring issue. If anyone else stands in front of your car and notices, run 'em over.

Derf00 07-03-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pascal (Post 8241643)
Nothing's wrong with your hood but check your latch...

+1 adjust the center of your hood latch. It Mark it before you loosen/move it though so if you mess up you can at least get it back to the same location.

Rocket254 07-03-2013 03:31 PM

Alright, thanks for the advice everyone. On a unrelated note (Didn't want to start another thread).........

Had a run in with a lawnmower this week. Moron was blowing gravel right into the road. Put 6 small chips in the door and rear quarter along with a chip in the rear quarter glass. Went to get an estimate today to repaint those sections, replace the glass and the CS tape stripe. ****drumroll***** $1,200 out the door. Now, I have no problems going after this guy and making him pay. I just wonder if it is worth it on my end. Should I just hit these with a touch up pen and call it a day? I've taken damn good care of my car and try to keep it as good looking as possible but it still has chips in it from daily driving that I was just living with until I got the entire car resprayed. As reputable as the shop is and all the reassurances I have that they can color match, I have some reservations about having a third of my car resprayed. Thoughts?

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Nuke 07-03-2013 03:35 PM

If I showed the car and/or if it was newer than 5 years old (and 6 MODEL years) I'd probably go after the dimwit. Otherwise, I'd do my best to touch those up as flush as I could, get a good coat of wax on her and be done.

I understand how you feel, though. My wife's '06 Legend Lime is her DD and she freaks over every little tiny dimple.

Rocket254 07-03-2013 05:33 PM

Well, it certainly isn't winning awards for paint at shows. The paint is swirl free but has several small chips like these and scratches that were poorly touched up by the previous owner. One benefit is that a few of those pre-existing scratches will be taken care of with the repaint.

If you were to go through with it, would you have any concerns about being able to tell it was repainted?

Nuke 07-03-2013 07:24 PM

I've had my rear window louvers painted to match by the dealership where I purchased the car and they did a near flawless job. Also, the pre-painted quarter window louvers I bought are also a dead-on match. I know some others have had issues but I suppose it all depends on the shops abilities. Probably, some colors are likely more prone to mismatch than others.


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