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crooked hood on a 7117

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392chryslerhemi

Just bought a 7117 and am currently in the process of doing a cosmetic restoration. Mechanically she is in great shape. For some reason the hood tilts noticeably to the left. There's about a 1/2 inch gap between the hood and frame on the left and on the right it practically sits on the frame. It's the same way where it rests on the dash. Not a huge deal, it just bothers me. Is there a way to adjust the hood on these? Any help would be appreciated

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Brettw

It only hinges on two bolts. So I would assume one of the mounting points is all wallered out, or someone may be using two different diameter bolts? Or it has been bent at the mounting points and needs to be straightened. They do have a tendency to crack around the mounting points from stress and vibration, over the years.

Other than that, there is no "adjustment".

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goatfarmer

They can also go out of whack, and get sprung. That tends to happen when you're backing one off the truck, and a ramp slips, and the tractor ends up on it's side.

Not that I have any previous knowledge of that....:I

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CarlH

Is the hood tilted relative to the front frame or the front frame/hood misaligned relative to the rest of the tractor? If the latter, the BGB bolts should be loosened and the alignment corrected there.

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fishnwiz
quote:Originally posted by goatfarmer

They can also go out of whack, and get sprung. That tends to happen when you're backing one off the truck, and a ramp slips, and the tractor ends up on it's side. Not that I have any previous knowledge of that....:I


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id="quote">Ouch...Been close but never done that!

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AC710

Same thing with my Allis 710. After looking at all the possibilities, I concluded someone dumped it over at some point. There is no evidence of other damage. These hoods are so stout, I could not figure out a way to straighten it except by rolling it over the other way. I did not try that. The only noticeable problems are a slight misalignment of the gas filler and the exhaust hole. Neither causes any problems.

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Burntime

There are 2 mounting holes at the hood hinge part. Its not uncommon for those to wear with age. I think the last I fixed I went to the hardware store and found a spacer that the bolt went thru. I opened up the holes and leveled it and tacked them in place. Quick touch up and was rolling in no time. I greased them too. It made a big difference.

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