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    Raising the hood

    For the longest time I thought that the left headlight on my '87 DX Sedan was outta whack, because it sticks out above my hood by about 1/4inch. The other day I finally noticed that my headlight was flush with my fender, and that my hood was about 1/4 inch lower than my fender. How do I raise the hood to be the same height as the light and fender? It's just in the front that it doesn't match, towards the back it evens out. I noticed there are two circle rubber stops just inside each headlight, can I raise those at all to raise my hood a bit?

    Thanks in advance for any and all info.

    2-Knee



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    To be honest with you, all I did was pop the hood and thengrab the left side for leverage and bend the right side back. Mine wasnt out of wack that far but it sure worked for me!

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    there are supposed to be rubber stoppers... mine went missing on one sided... thats why my hood is uneven.
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    mine does the same damn. thing. and i just looked at it and the rubber stop is gone. and to think yesterday i was sitting there trying to bend it back. thanks man.
    one of my 88 lx's is up for parts. good engine and transmission. pretty much everything is there. the fenders and hood are bad but other than that it's pretty good.

    RIP my beutiful 5g coupe. May the villans rot in hell!

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    Mine are all there, but the dumbass before me put a dent on the right side of the Honda emblem, which pushed the hood down and back slightly. It's nothing noticeable now-- bending it worked just fine for me. Now I need to fix the dent.

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