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Old 04-24-1999, 05:09 AM
Mike B
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The hood on my 1987 300SL fits poorly. The lower lip running around the back has lifted slightly exposing the locking pin. Where the hood attaches to the lower part of the passenger and drivers window seals in the area of the chrome plate the hood is pulled and mis-shapen. These problems make the hood look at bit shoddy.

Are there any easy adjustments or methods of straightening out these hood problems?

Thanks again for a really useful service.
Old 04-25-1999, 08:26 AM
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Like most cars the hood is adjustable, The 4 bolts that hold the hood to the hinge can be loosened & the hood adjusted. The adjustment will require at least 2 people, one to move the hood & another to tighten the bolts. Before you start make sure to mark the position that the hood is in, so that if you have trouble w/adjustment then you can go back to where you started. REMEMBER BE CAREFUL!!, a new SL hood can cost $1250.
Work on one side at a time.
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