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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dannyego, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. dannyego
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    Hi everyone, moved back to the Chicagoland area a few months ago after a 7 year stint in Cleveland. Turns out all my car buddies from back in the day have moved to a warmer climate and my new friends don't know a wrench from a hammer. I need a hand taking the hood off my 64 gmc, like literally holding up a side while I unbolt it and take it off. I will gladly trade you some beer and a future assist in whatever for twenty minutes of your time. Or feel free to stop by and watch while I attempt it myself, it would be worth a good laugh :). Thanks for the consideration guys.
     
  2. ...just prop the front up with a stick and unbolt it, lift it off.
     
  3. dannyego
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    It's a full size gmc truck, and the hood is huge. The problem is lifting it off, it will definitely take two people to lift it from each side to avoid injury or worse denting stuff lol


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  4. 1946caddy
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    from washington

    Tie a rope to the front from the rafters and when it's unbolted, just walk the hinge side around and lay the end on the floor and untie.
     

  5. Just saw this. Won't be available until Sun afternoon owing to work schedule. Lemme know...

    And I know what this entails. It took 2 men AND a boy to get the hood off of my '74 DeVille.

    Cosmo

    Sent PM with contact info...
     
  6. von zipper
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    Here's something to do on Thursday nites!
     
  7. dannyego
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    Good looking out on brauerhouse! I have been there a couple times for a beer and burger, pretty cool place. I'll have to check out the Thursday night thing there.


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  8. Stu D Baker
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    Maybe you could go to the Brauerhouse on Thursday with the truck and some wrenches? Put the hood in the bed.........done. Wish I was closer to you.
     
  9. dannyego
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    Sounds like a good plan, but it's currently not driveable.


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  10. stimpy
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    on St Pats weekend in Chicago asking for help??? o_O have a better chance of Studebaker starting production again .... unless you have lots of beer and pretty lasses .:D
     
  11. dannyego
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    Hood is off. Thanks for the offer Cosmo. Beers on me of you are ever in the neighborhood.


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