65 Cutlass hood nut fix

Old March 28th, 2018, 12:43 AM
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65 Cutlass hood nut fix

The nut on the bottom side just spins so how do I fix it ? I was thinking to drill a hole and put a screw in so the nut does not turn. I'm not taking the hood off as its just me doing it. Any quick fix other than mine. HELP !!!
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Old March 28th, 2018, 05:23 AM
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I've been known to weld the nut in place centered in the hinge slot.
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Old March 28th, 2018, 05:25 PM
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No welder
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Old March 28th, 2018, 05:50 PM
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drill a small hole in the sheet metal against the side of the nut,2 sides if possible.should work as long as the threads are good so it doesn't bind
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Old March 29th, 2018, 01:44 PM
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Right now the bolt is stuck in the nut so I'll try that. It just keeps spinning.
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Old March 31st, 2018, 09:26 PM
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I replaced the hinge on the driver side as it was not working good. Now I started the motor up and it is missing then I found a Vac. leak and fixed it. Work next on the pass side hinge.
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Drilled a hole into the hinge and hood and put a sheet metal bolt in and is holding good. fixed the miss it was the float level. now to get the brakes going on bleeding.
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