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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2020, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hood Hinge Stud Broken!!!!!!!!!!

It just finished installing the Hood lift strut rods from American Muscle on my '01 HG Bullitt. The problem is in removing the driver's side nut on the rear most stud the stud snapped off.

Apparently these are installed prior to the hood hinge area being folded and welded, because you can not remove the stud with vise grips. BTW the stud snapped while taking the nut off, not putting it on. There was a great deal of paint on it and I would tighten then loosen the nut and it snapped.

Anyone have suggestions on how to fix this?

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not familiar with those cars.
from my 30+ years of autobody experience you are probably need to remove the fender and drill out, of possibly un-fold the area holding the stud in and hammer it out.
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Here is a picture of the broken stud, there is only about 1/8" to 3/16" left. Click image for larger version

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According to my local Mustang shop a body shop may be able to fix it, he wasn't sure how though.

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OK, this is what I would do. Remove the hood and grind the fastener flat with the hood hinge surface. Cut the head off a short bolt and get a pro welder to weld it in place of the fastener. Then touch up your paint and use a nut and washer to fasten the hood. That's all I've got.


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I used a carburetor air cleaner stud extender. Threaded it on
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Don't know if he's got enough thread, but a good idea!


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Thanks for the good ideas. I don't think I can use the stud extender idea because I tried to remove the existing stud with vise grips, no threads left.

I think I will have to use the weld an extension bolt to the broken stud.
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