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Wolf0r
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Posted - 08/28/2013 :  06:44:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have three '08 Visions that the hood skin is separating from the inner headlight area and hood hinge. This is causing the area around the right hood hinge to crack. I plan to try re-gluing and adding some rivits to hold the panels together. I'll post photos soon. My question is what is the correct glue to bond the hood panels back? Anyone experiencing this problem?

Wolf0r
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Posted - 08/28/2013 :  6:18:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Edited by - Wolf0r on 08/29/2013 05:21:04 AM
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Tb4020
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Posted - 08/29/2013 :  08:24:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wolf, I have a fix for that by the hinge as for the separation I bolt the two halves back together with 1/4" bolts and washers the hinge crack is from the constant pressure of the torsion bars trying to lift the hood. I have plates made to the form of the hood both left and right takes about an hour per side about $120.00 per hood both sides I made the first one steel shop copied and made me lefts and rights and powder coated them, done almost 10 of them some one side some both. I think I have some pics.
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Wolf0r
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Posted - 08/29/2013 :  08:46:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Wolf, I have a fix for that by the hinge as for the separation I bolt the two halves back together with 1/4" bolts and washers the hinge crack is from the constant pressure of the torsion bars trying to lift the hood. I have plates made to the form of the hood both left and right takes about an hour per side about $120.00 per hood both sides I made the first one steel shop copied and made me lefts and rights and powder coated them, done almost 10 of them some one side some both. I think I have some pics.


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Wolf0r
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Posted - 08/29/2013 :  08:49:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That would be awesome TB4020 if you had pics of the fix. I riveted the headlight areas already, it seemed to strengthen the hinge mount up but still cracking.
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Wolf, I have a fix for that by the hinge as for the separation I bolt the two halves back together with 1/4" bolts and washers the hinge crack is from the constant pressure of the torsion bars trying to lift the hood. I have plates made to the form of the hood both left and right takes about an hour per side about $120.00 per hood both sides I made the first one steel shop copied and made me lefts and rights and powder coated them, done almost 10 of them some one side some both. I think I have some pics.


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Tb4020
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Posted - 08/29/2013 :  08:59:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wolf, shoot me an email having trouble attaching the pics
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Wolf0r
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Posted - 08/29/2013 :  10:42:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ironwolf at tds dot com.
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Wolf, shoot me an email having trouble attaching the pics


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Tb4020
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  04:01:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wolf, the address for your e-mail won't work try me: tbrown at imlay dot k12 dot mi dot us thanks I have the pics!
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Wolf0r
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  07:03:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry I should have put dot net. would you mind trying again when you get time?
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wolf, the address for your e-mail won't work try me: tbrown at imlay dot k12 dot mi dot us thanks I have the pics!


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Tb4020
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  07:47:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pics sent!
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Wolf0r
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  09:11:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the photos. We will be doing something similar soon before it's too late. I'm ready to sew it up with #9 wire.

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Tb4020
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  09:43:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some have been on for three years now, there are some holes to drill you can reach the bolts through the parking light the worst part is getting the bolts out of the hinge without snapping them off. I believe the steel shop kept the pattern in their cad system. We have made several field improvements to the Vision at little cost many times cheaper than the replacement parts from Bird, farmer engineering at work!
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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Posted - 09/03/2013 :  5:49:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Tb4020, I see your buses on the road! They look good. I am not surprised the person to come up with that fix would be so local...I am sure I know the steel shop you are using. What is up with the buses going in and out of that body shop near Dove's? Is the neighboring district doing more rehab rather than replacing?
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Tb4020
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United States
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Posted - 09/04/2013 :  04:05:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Big D's Kustoms is the body shop by dove's he's very good treats the school well. He just did a job for me didn't ask for an est. when he gave me the bill I said you've got more into it than that he said well yeah but, so I told him I don't mind paying for a job well done make it right! JAS is the steel shop we use they treat us very well also. As for the other district they aren't buying new ones so they have no choice the "boys in blue" have been raking them over the coals the past couple years.
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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Posted - 09/04/2013 :  7:19:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I am very familiar with JAS through my work as well. I usually try to maintain some anonymity on here for privacy sake, but it is fun to know when someone is so local. I will quit hijacking the thread now.
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