See Figures 1 through 8
Fig. Fig. 1: The rear height of the hood is adjusted by loosening the hinge-to-body bolts, and the front-to-rear placement of the hood is adjusted by loosening the hinge-to-hood bolts
Fig. Fig. 2: Adjust the front height of the hood by turning the two stop screws (one on either side of the radiator support) clockwise to lower the hood, or counterclockwise to raise the hood
Fig. Fig. 3: The base of the hood latch can be repositioned slightly to provide a secure lock engagement
Fig. Fig. 4: The hood pin can be adjusted as well to provide a secure lock engagement
Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the hood components and all additional front sheet metal-1974-77 models
Fig. Fig. 6: Component list for the exploded view of the hood and front sheet metal-1974-77 models
Fig. Fig. 7: Exploded view of the front body panels and related components-1978-81 models
Fig. Fig. 8: Component list for the exploded view of the front body panels-1978-81 models
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Using a scratch awl, scribe the outline of the hinge onto the hood. If equipped with a hood light, disengage the electrical connector.
Using an assistant to support the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts. Remove the hood.
To install, reverse the removal procedures. Check the hood alignment with the hood latch.
When aligning the hood and the latch, align the hood (first), then the latch (second).
The hood hinge-to-body mount is slotted to provide forward and rearward movement. Adjust the hood so that it is flush with the body sheet metal.
Using a scratch awl, scribe the hinge outline onto the hood.
Loosen the appropriate screws and shift the hood into proper alignment with the vehicle sheet metal.
Make sure that the rear of the hood is properly positioned at the cowl seal; proper sealing will restrict fumes from the engine compartment from being pulled through the cowl vent.
After adjustment, tighten the appropriate screws.
The hood latch assembly is mounted on a plate with elongated holes, which allow vertical adjustment.
The striker, on the hood, adjusts laterally to align with the hood latch assembly.