View Full Version : Damn hood bolts!!!! ARGH!!!

09-27-2010, 07:36 PM
so i got a new (well perfect condition used hood) for my paint job and took it to my friend so he can prep it and paint it. we went to remove the old hood and those damn bolts (torx bolts on side) one came out no problem and the other three all started to strip out. i could even see the snap on torx socket start to twist on two of them. cus word cus word cus word.

we had to drill out one and heat up the other two to get them out. And no there is no rust on the hood or bolts.

anyone else have this much fun changing a hood..

my paint and body progress is slow at best because of stoooopid hardware like this.

09-27-2010, 08:00 PM
Been there. Now I only remove the torx bolts on the side of the hood.

Mike Puckett
09-28-2010, 12:33 PM
Having had that problem before, I always leave those alone and just remove the hinge with the hood and swap it over that way.

09-28-2010, 01:10 PM
well thats all fine and dandy but the hood I got didnt come with new hinges so I was in a bind.

i ended up heating them (because old hood was going in trash) and wack them with a hammer and they some how came out.