GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Hood hinge installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Primary hood latch



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Fig. Fig. 3: Secondary hood latch

You are going to need an assistant for this job.

  1. Open the hood and trace the outline of the hinges on the body and the hinge positions on the hood.
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  3. While an assistant holds the hood, remove the hinge-to-body bolts and lift the hood off.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.

    Align the outlines previously made.
     
    Check that the hood closes properly.
     
    Adjust hood alignment, if necessary.
     

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ALIGNMENT



  1. Hood alignment can be adjusted front-to-rear or side-to-side by loosening the hood-to-hinge or hinge-to-body bolts.
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  3. The front edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by adding or deleting shims under the hinges.
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  5. The rear edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by raising or lowering the hood bumpers.
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