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Old 06-11-2017, 02:40 PM
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Default Hood Not Fully Closing

Anybody have experience with this? No apparent obstructions. The front of the hood fits flush.

I've even re-drilled the holes higher on the hinges so that they'd fit lower on the mounting surface.

After closing, the hood can be pushed down closer to flush with the fender (though not completely).

Something to do with the springs? Even though they look identical/symmetrical, is it possible to install them upside down or backwards?

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