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Hi All, I own a 2005 t2000 and my hood is out of adjustment. The hood doesn't come up to the firewall (2" short). I've removed the lower chin fiberglass to gain access to the adjusting bolts. I've loosened the mount bolts and tried to push the hood back to close the distance to firewall to no avail. It appears to be too short. I've looked on line and found the hoods come in several lengths from 57 to 62 inches long. The truck has been repainted white but the original color was maroon including the hood. I'm thinking it is the original hood but have no proof. Any ideas as to how to move hood to the rear? Thanks Ron

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Jump out and check the gap.

 

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I have a 2006 t600 so I'm not sure if the hood adjustments are the same but here is what I did to adjust. I loosened the hinge bolts and the guide post on the firewall. I manipulated the hood until I got it where I wanted then re tightened the hinge bolts. After the hinge bolts were tightened I adjusted the guide post and re tightened them. It sounds like you may be getting hung up on the rear guide posts. Try loosening those and reattempt. This may not be the cause but I just thought it is an Avenue to look into. Hope this helps.

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It needs to be hung halfway open so the torsion bar is centered. It probably needs to have the cylinders unhooked too. The pricks will need adjusting as above as well. But be careful- it is a good way to die or cause some expensive carnage. Or both. She's heavy.

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Scrap, what are the "pricks" ?

 

It needs to be hung halfway open so the torsion bar is centered. It probably needs to have the cylinders unhooked too. The pricks will need adjusting as above as well. But be careful- it is a good way to die or cause some expensive carnage. Or both. She's heavy.

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Scrap, what are the "pricks" ?

 

 

I would assume that he's referring to the two guides on the rear corners of the hood. They do look as if they could match his description.

Phil, thanks for the clarification. I was afraid Scrap was talking about.........well, nevermind :lol::lol:

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I sort of have the same issue with my 385 and was told it's common to have the rubber bushing on the hood pivots to deteriorate over time and cause this issue. Mine seems to come and go. I'll pay more attention and see if the gap remains the same as the cab bags air up.

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