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Old 12-18-2000, 01:25 AM
jeffsr jeffsr is offline
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Relax mate, we're talking about removing the hinges and trunk sheetmetal. You will have to disconnect any wiring to the trunk, remove the retainer bolts from the hinges, put the trunk piece aside, then remove the hinges from the car. This is the tricky part. You've got to get some professional help in getting the curve in the hinges back to where it belongs. Best bet ask around to see if there is anyplace in your area that would take a crack at trying to bend the hinges back to where they otta be. If the trunk itself isn't distorted, then it's gotta be the hinges. Check as you remove them to see if there is any distortion in the metal where they attach to the body. Go slow, you will get past your anxiety. The worst you can do is end up replacing the hinges if they are too far gone. (don't think so, you're only off by a 1/2 inch or less.
Jeff Lawrence
1989 300e
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
No matter what you fix, there will always be something else to fix..
"Warranty" is just another way of postponing the inevitable.
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