71 skylark post car hood trim

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by kamkam1, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. kamkam1

    kamkam1 Well-Known Member

    The hood trim keeps getting lose and a couple of studs are broken, this has chipped the paint and is annoying. Any tricks to keep this trim in place and tight ?
  2. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    I took a few broken studs on mine down to an even flat surface. Drilled & tapped the ends to accept a 6-32 machine screw. Put the screws into the studs from inside the hood sheetmetal & used a flat washer to span the larger hole size. Worked well enough I did a couple more that were questionable. No problems after that.
  3. kamkam1

    kamkam1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I’ll give that a try. I did try threading the existing studs and used regular nuts and that helped but didn’t really suit me but it did help. Thanks again..

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