Posted 2020-02-08 8:49 AM (#593946) Subject: Underhood Bracing Loose - Tips to Repair
The bracing (or support frame) that mounts to the underside of the hood panel is loose. The hood is from a 1960 Dodge.
This results in the hood panel metal being flexible as well as vibrates/shakes.
How did the factory attach the 2 panels on forward look cars ?
On later models such as b-bodies and e-bodies, I am very familiar with the “adhesive” that the factory used on the panels which would squeeze out between the frame and hood.
Looking at the underside bracing on the 1960 Dodge hood, there seems to be NO remnants of the “adhesive” to attach the underside brace to the hood panel. There were some scraps of the asphalt based black padding stuck in between the ribs of the underhood structure and the actual hood. Was this the only insulation used originally from the factory ?
Interested in tips / ideas on how to reattach the underhood bracing.
Again I’ve used the panel bonding adhesive from 3M on mopar muscle cars, just wondering if that’s best method for other years.
Posted 2020-02-08 10:47 AM (#593950 - in reply to #593946) Subject: Re: Underhood Bracing Loose - Tips to Repair
Location: So. California
The under-hood insulation is relatively thick. So when it is gone, it leaves a gap in the hood. If you can put it back somehow, you will solve the problem, but it isn't easy to do. The panels are spot welded together so it isn't easy to separate them and you risk warping the hood when you put it back together. One thing I have thought of doing was to glue a piece of thin wood paneling or vinyl in there, but it must be the right thickness to not cause any warp or stress.