General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Hood flew up today

  #1  
Old 08-19-2011
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Amherst OH
Posts: 22
Hood flew up today



So my truck came with a fiberglass aftermarket hood and it flew up today. Partially my fault for not checking to see if it was latched all the way. Well it ruined the hood, no loss there cuz it was kinda ugly and it bent the hinges and cowl. The cowl and hinges are spot welded on theses trucks which makes things very difficult to fix. My question is, when you drill the old ones out it looks like you can bolt new ones in? I see dimples and bolt holes. I am going to fix the cowl cuz it isn't that bad. This sucks!!!!

Anyone have a nice 1997 hood they want to sell? Zip 44035 Ohio





 
Attached Thumbnails Hood flew up today-img00103201108191236.jpg   Hood flew up today-img00104201108191236.jpg   Hood flew up today-img00105201108191237.jpg  

Last edited by classic gbody; 08-19-2011 at 11:08 AM.
  #2  
Old 08-19-2011
sullys_ranger's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NewLexington, Ohio
Posts: 3,615
ouch, umm idk of any hoods at the moment, craigslist it
 
  #3  
Old 08-19-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
Any 93-97 hood will work (just looked up the interchange).
 
  #4  
Old 08-21-2011
Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 57
junk yard baby....I went to one last weekend and got parts for free......
 
  #5  
Old 08-21-2011
hurley's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Belmar NJ
Posts: 1,491
X2 on hitting the junk yard
 
  #6  
Old 08-21-2011
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Amherst OH
Posts: 22
Went to the yard yesterday and scored a hood from a 1996 and got some nice seats out of a 96 Explorer, something I had been looking for for a while. Got the wiper arms off the Explorer since mine got bent. Now I just need to go there with a generator, a drill and some sharp drill bits and drill out some hinges. Why did Ford spot weld in the hinges on a Ranger but bolted them in on the Explorer.
 
  #7  
Old 08-21-2011
StxDangerRanger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Flat Rock, Mi
Posts: 6,313
Originally Posted by classic gbody View Post
Went to the yard yesterday and scored a hood from a 1996 and got some nice seats out of a 96 Explorer, something I had been looking for for a while. Got the wiper arms off the Explorer since mine got bent. Now I just need to go there with a generator, a drill and some sharp drill bits and drill out some hinges. Why did Ford spot weld in the hinges on a Ranger but bolted them in on the Explorer.
Get a step drill bit, You'd be surprised how handy those things are.
Also, a generator? go cordless man, I've got some tiny 12v dewalt impact and drill and those things can do some damage.
They spot welded all the old style trucks like that i believe, if you look at the old style 'Sploder i believe they're welded.
 
  #8  
Old 08-21-2011
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Amherst OH
Posts: 22
Good call on the step drill bit. I will have to grab one. I have seen them in action. I don't have a cordless drill and my buddy has a generator but might be able to borrow a cordless drill.
 
  #9  
Old 08-22-2011
Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: patchogue
Posts: 5
What a nightmare. Seeing that hook in there is not a good sight.
 
  #10  
Old 08-22-2011
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
this is why i would put hood pins on aftermarket hoods esp fiberglass ones
 
  #11  
Old 08-23-2011
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WARWICK RI
Posts: 895
hood pins look like crap never had any of my hoods go up on me
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
t5cents
Drivetrain Tech
45
09-29-2010 11:26 PM
Dangerranger01
Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc.
93
09-03-2010 11:27 AM
ringer4x4
Exterior Semi-Tech
12
05-27-2009 02:49 PM
karrbass4life
New Ideas
24
05-07-2006 11:33 AM
n3elz
General Ford Ranger Discussion
40
12-19-2005 10:12 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Hood flew up today


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.