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Old February 5th, 2019, 05:47 AM
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Will the rear edge hood molding on a stock hood fit on a oai hood? The reason Iím asking is because the rear of the stock hood seems way thinner than the rear on the oai hood. Itís a Thorntonís hood and itís a 72 cutlass. Thanks in advance.
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Old February 5th, 2019, 06:19 AM
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Nope---your assumption is correct--Hood trim on the cowl edge of the OAI hood has the "Wider opening" and requires a different rear hood trim than the stock steel hood.
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Old February 5th, 2019, 06:23 AM
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Nope---your assumption is correct--Hood trim on the cowl edge of the OAI hood has the "Wider opening" and requires a different rear hood trim than the stock steel hood.
So where do I find one that fit correctly?
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Old February 5th, 2019, 06:32 AM
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I don't think they repop these, but I could be mistaken.
Should be able to find a good used one on this site from someone here or on Ebay.
Fusick, Oldsparts.com or The Parts Place might have a used/reconditioned one.
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I don't think they repop these, but I could be mistaken.
Should be able to find a good used one on this site from someone here or on Ebay.
Fusick, Oldsparts.com or The Parts Place might have a used/reconditioned one.
Thanks!!
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Thanks!!
Iíve gotten 2 suggestions and both sounds good. One is to shave some of the material down and the other is to take 2 putty knives and slowly slide and open up as you go. NO SCREWDRIVERS.
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Could do that...but sometimes the last inch or two of ends of the trim will "Flare Up" rather noticeably and would not look even with your trim on the fender.
You could put bees wax on the trim gap and the hood...use a plastic or rubber mallet with a piece of homasote board between the mallet and the trim piece and gently hit it to get on. (Typical Glaziers tools for glass FYI).
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I've installed two OAI hoods and both times I used the molding from my stock hood with some gentle persuasion.
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i've installed two oai hoods and both times i used the molding from my stock hood with some gentle persuasion.
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Originally Posted by kbdecatur View Post
Will the rear edge hood molding on a stock hood fit on a oai hood? The reason Iím asking is because the rear of the stock hood seems way thinner than the rear on the oai hood. Itís a Thorntonís hood and itís a 72 cutlass. Thanks in advance.
Yes. There is only one real cowl stainless trim piece. Feather the edges of the fibreglass at the back. You might also look to gently widen the stainless trim piece by using a flat blade and carefully applying side to side wedging motions. The trim will fit especially if it's a Thornton hood.
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Yes. There is only one real cowl stainless trim piece. Feather the edges of the fibreglass at the back. You might also look to gently widen the stainless trim piece by using a flat blade and carefully applying side to side wedging motions. The trim will fit especially if it's a Thornton hood.
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...I used the molding from my stock hood with some gentle persuasion.
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For friction fit moldings, I apply a stick lubricant called Door Eaze.

Apply it to the edge, and the trim slides on and does not skive the paint.

Provides rust protection too.
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I do not think there are two part numbers for this molding? You need to open up the molding a little to get it on. I used two putty knives together and gently pried apart a very little at a time all along the molding till it was easier to slip on.
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For friction fit moldings, I apply a stick lubricant called Door Eaze.

Apply it to the edge, and the trim slides on and does not skive the paint.

Provides rust protection too.
Thanks for the tip,I'm going to try this.
I picked up some Door Ease,have never used it,looks like an interesting multi use product.
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