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How do you close a 1976 corvette hood? It goes down, but won't latch all the way on the driver's side. I don't want to ruin anything...

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Dec 01, 2011
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Hood closing problem
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem with my 1978 vette. The hood release handle must be push all the way back in.

Jun 01, 2011
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how to close a corvette hooh
by: Anonymous


I have a 80 vette. I find the hood will only catch on 1 side. so... The way I find best is to make sure the hood release cable is pushed "ALL THE WAY IN" than drop the hood about 1 foot above the closed position. if the cable is not pushed all the way in, the hood will not catch on the 1 side. Hope this helps. Fred

Mar 23, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I would imagine the semicercular ring is not sliding into place the way it should. Try spraying the latch with some WD-40 and working the slide a few times by hand.

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