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Old 11-10-2010, 09:35 AM   #29
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Ok so this video makes it very easy looking, BUT, that top bolt of the 3 in a row on the inside is a PITA!! It is not that easy to get at with a ratchet or bolt driver! those 2 bolts (one on driver side, one on passenger side) took me longer to get off than the rest of the bolts combined!!
Yep, LOL I edited out a few choice words caught on camera while trying to get those top bolts inside the fender....

I think if you listen you can hear me say "that sux" after getting one of them off...

Well done!
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:32 AM   #30
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I followed the old thread and had the front wheels off, it was pretty easy.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64375
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:44 PM   #31
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I'll try to remember when I get home .. maybe there not called torx screws but they are the screws that are on the left and right of the hood latch(not hinge sorry)that need the special T-something screwdriver head they are the only ones under the hood that are visible shouldn't be hard to find them

OK gotcha...yes those would mess things up
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #32
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I followed the old thread and had the front wheels off, it was pretty easy.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64375
it is much easier to take off the front wheels, no doubt.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:19 PM   #33
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Perfect timing on finding this thread. I am getting my grille painted and should be ready for install by this weekend! Thanks for doing this.

I am also impressed with your ability to work wth one hand while holding a video camera.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:15 PM   #34
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Uneven Hood

Ok, I dont know what to do. After installing my grill I still cannot get my hood even with the rest of the front end. I played with the screws discussed above but still cannot get the hood even with the front end. Any suggestions??
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:27 PM   #35
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I did mine and have a pic of the torque screws

I've attached a picture with the 2 rubber torque screws (in yellow circles):




Hand turn these. Hope this helps! oh and the other circled items were to remove the top plate only.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:36 PM   #36
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Ok, I dont know what to do. After installing my grill I still cannot get my hood even with the rest of the front end. I played with the screws discussed above but still cannot get the hood even with the front end. Any suggestions??
You are not the only one with this problem... I've seen it on a couple other cars this happened to and nothing seemed to help...(Nine Ball and DaHose) adjusting the hood stop screws probably will not work or just make your hood hard to close...

I wish I had a solution but we saw no real adjustment... I even mentioned this to the shop who removed mine... wanted to make sure they knew it was perfectly lined up BEFORE they removed it.

Hopefully someone will chime in w/ a fix for this...
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:43 PM   #37
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I've attached a picture with the 2 rubber torque screws (in yellow circles):




Hand turn these. Hope this helps! oh and the other circled items were to remove the top plate only.
Hmm...There are 2 other screws on the top. Not sure if these are the torque screws mentioned above. You can see 2 other screws on the top next to the locking latch. They seem to drop down to a tab on the body. These look adjustable also. My experience was that the 2 rubber stops did keep the hood from dropping flush on my re-install. I did not adjust the other 2...hope the pic helps for future cussing and discussing.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:32 PM   #38
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Ok so this video makes it very easy looking, BUT, that top bolt of the 3 in a row on the inside is a PITA!! It is not that easy to get at with a ratchet or bolt driver! those 2 bolts (one on driver side, one on passenger side) took me longer to get off than the rest of the bolts combined!!
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:35 AM   #39
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I used a REAAAAAALY long maybe 16" extension, that brought the ratchet out into the wheel well so your not in such a tight area took me about 20 seconds for one top bolt
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #40
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:30 PM   #41
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I used a REAAAAAALY long maybe 16" extension, that brought the ratchet out into the wheel well so your not in such a tight area took me about 20 seconds for one top bolt
Well the truth is I cheated and used the air ratchet for one side. but I wanted to prove that it could be done with hand tools. never thought of using an extension that long though.... good call.

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Old 11-28-2010, 12:38 PM   #42
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Good video. In May I diy replaced my front bumper cover. I used a youtube video where they removed the front bumper cover to change the regular headlights to halo RS lights on a synergy 1LT. It helped me tremendiously because there are a lot of fasteners that I wouldn't have figured out are there.
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