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Old 04-09-2016, 04:43 PM
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W123 bonnet alignment

Hi all

I am a regular over on the UK MB forum, however, we have much fewer 123's over here (probably due to rust) so I thought I would ask this question over here as I am stumped.

My front hood (bonnet) on my 123 is too low at the front, and too high at the back.

I can probably adjust the front up by moving the stops but the back I'm having no luck.

It has had the pins repaired in the past, but the hinges look ok (I think).

It also sits too far to one side by a small amount, but I can probably adjust that out with washers on the hinge side, so not too worried about that.

Any ideas? I have tried loosening the mounting bolts and pushing down on the hood, but I am at the end of the limited adjustment with the bolt holes.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:05 AM
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Hood Hinge Springs

Have you checked the hood hinge springs? Sometimes the hooks that hold the spring to hood get bent just enough to skew the hood. they can be straightened easily with the right tools.
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:02 AM
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Have the wings been replaced before ? look low by the vent .You could elongate the holes in the hinge.
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