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1937 Packard Hood Hinge
#1
Quite a regular
Quite a regular

Chuck McDonald
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When your Junior series car 1935 - 1937 has a hood issue because of the horrible design it can be fixed but forming the hood sheet metal back to the original position. I gave Dave Flack a call to discuss before I started and he offered great advise. I have attached two pictures, one picture that shows the correct position of the rear hinge in the hood valley, and one picture of the bent hood lip. You will understand when you actually remove your hood. You will find the sheet metal lip bent straight and that is why the hood rear hinge bracket lip will not hold the hood in place.
My hood now works great but I am going to be extremely gentle from now on opening and closing the hood.

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Posted on: 9/2 2:54
Chuck McDonald
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Re: 1937 Packard Hood Hinge
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Bob J
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Yes, I have done the same with mine to great effect. The other thing that happened to mine was a sagging spine front to back. (Cowl to Rad Shell.) Gentle pushing from the inside of the two spines while separated and using an extruded aluminum 4 foot level as a guide brought them back to true and a smooth hinging action resulted. Not to mention a much better look.

Posted on: 9/2 10:39
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Re: 1937 Packard Hood Hinge
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bullsh--ter
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I also have rework my hood in a similar fashion.I also have made some hooks to relieve the strain on the hinge by not allowing it to go all the way over. Thanks for the pictures, But with tongue in cheek to say your hood works great has to be an exaggeration of the truth.

Posted on: 9/3 18:21
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Re: 1937 Packard Hood Hinge
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tsherry
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Beautiful. this is on my to do list. Thanks!

Posted on: 9/3 19:17
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Re: 1937 Packard Hood Hinge
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Chuck McDonald
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Yes, I agree "Works Great" is really not very accurate!
But does work and must be very gentle, such a poor design

Posted on: 9/6 2:03
Chuck McDonald
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Re: 1937 Packard Hood Hinge
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bullsh--ter
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Much as we love them even Packards have some design faults

Posted on: 9/7 15:46
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Re: 1937 Packard Hood Hinge
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Chuck McDonald
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Fortunately, not many design faults, these cars are pure quality

Posted on: 9/7 16:00
Chuck McDonald
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