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67 TR4a crack in hood at left top corner

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
Hi
I hear this is not unusual- how can I fix this and make it sturdy enough as not to have cracking or body filler issues later on .

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mgruber921 Marvin Gruber
Florence, AL, USA   USA
Post us a picture but I sure it can be welded.
Marv

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Geko Stef SG
Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia   MYS
Weld the reinforcing plates, available at TRF or make your own.

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TR4eh Cliff Hansen
Albuquerque, NM, USA   USA
Happens because the hood is dropped instead of lowered to close. There's a crack in my car's hood at present. I plan to weld the crack and weld reinforcements along the vertical edge. I didn't know TRF sold reinforcement plates.

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tirnipgreen Silver Member Ryals Cheek
Ellijay, GA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "YANG"
NEVER drop the hood...! I saw a TR250 guy drop his from over a foot at a car show recently...I just cringed...! Always gently lower the hood onto the spring and then push down directly over the spring until it latches...or something like that. Just don't drop it...it's not a Camaro...!

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
Hi
I couldn’t find those reinforcements plates

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TuRtle5 Kevin Kelly
Absecon, NJ, USA   USA
1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster "Coral Mistress"
1959 Triumph TR3A "Drandulet"
1962 Triumph Vitesse "Ohtoseethelightofday"
1968 Triumph TR250    & more
Used to be that everyone wanted to close it for you and drop it from the full open position- thankfully that has changed, but they still want to lean on the top fender mouldings. My buddies all had American iron in high school and they all thought that my MG was a sofa- that was rough too.

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jflinney John Linney
Saratoga, CA, USA   USA
Dropping the hood is an especially bad idea. One day you will leave a screwdriver/cup of coffee/socket wrench/framed picture of the Pope on top of the battery, or valve cover. Lowering the hood means you will feel resistance before any damage is done.



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Geko Stef SG
Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia   MYS
Then make your own....


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GulfTR4 Greg T
St Paul, MN, USA   USA
I always thought the cracks on the drivers side only where from the driver yanking on the hood on the corner rather than the middle. Very seldom see a crack on the RH side! Anybody from the other side of the pond......what side do your bonnets crack on?

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
Oooooh I like that

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
Inner outer. Looks like previous owner tried to grind it out


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tirnipgreen Silver Member Ryals Cheek
Ellijay, GA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "YANG"
There's just no support between the hinges and the rear rubber stop. I suppose there are the rubber wedges on the edge, but when the hood is dropped hard, they are just not enough to keep the middle from continuing its downward motion. The crack is always just forward of the brace. I really like the retro-fit bracing piece...nice...! I hope Jonezer sees this...Ryals

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
Starting


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