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Sometimes on older cars you have to do a bit of fettling with a hammer in order to get the body lines straight

Illustration for article titled Sometimes on older cars you have to do a bit of fettling with a hammer in order to get the body lines straight

and sometimes your hammer fettles the wrong part.
Yeah I don’t think this hood is ready for paint anymore lol. Basically I needed to hammer the hinge mount down a bit so the hood would sit flush with the fenders and I may have lightly grazed my freshly primed hood with the hammer, nothing I can’t fix though.

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Illustration for article titled Sometimes on older cars you have to do a bit of fettling with a hammer in order to get the body lines straight

The hood gaps are about as good as they’re gonna get though a damn sight better than were before and probably even better than when it left the factory.

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For reference I started with this.

Illustration for article titled Sometimes on older cars you have to do a bit of fettling with a hammer in order to get the body lines straight

I ended with this.

Illustration for article titled Sometimes on older cars you have to do a bit of fettling with a hammer in order to get the body lines straight

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