Front hood lip trim molding stud repair

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Dwayne B, May 20, 2018.

  1. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if anyone has repaired A broken front hood trim molding stud. I replaced the hood on my car, when I removed the speed nuts off my old hood,one of the studs broke.
  2. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I think I would let it be as long as the trim piece lays flat against the hood where it broke. Pot metal isn't the happiest stuff in the world to try repairing. Do you still have the stud? Maybe a super epoxy would help keep it on. You wouldn't be able to tighten very hard, though.
  3. GS Spoken Here

    GS Spoken Here Well-Known Member

    I have repaired broken studs if you have enough left, or thick enough area where the stud is, to drill a very small hole and use a very small screw longer than needed so threads are left on all the length needed. screw it into the drilled hole in the broken stud. cut off to length, and feather the end. Find a small drinking straw the size of the other studs. Cut to length and fill with JB weld and insert over the screw and force the JB down around the screw. After the JB dries cut the straw away and feather the end so the speed nut will start.
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  4. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    The stud that broke, was one on the end.That was way I would like to fix it if I could .I don't know what happened to the piece that broke off.
  5. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    That is A very good idea, I like that.I will try to fix it like that.
    Thanks for the help.
  6. Da Torquester.

    Da Torquester. Platinum Level Contributor

    Yes, if you're good with a drill it can be done. Provided it's the threaded part that broke off. I'll post some other pics in a little while. John.

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  7. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

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  8. Da Torquester.

    Da Torquester. Platinum Level Contributor

    This is also something you can do if the whole stud broke off at the bottom. Actually this repair was done by Craig Bonhoff a board member. Using aluminum shims to get the right height. I used JB weld on these. Good luck. 13057.jpeg
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  9. Dwayne B

    Dwayne B Well-Known Member

    OK thanks guys, all of you have some very good,and helpful ideas.

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