- Sep 10, 2003
- '66 Roadster
This is my story. I found this L88 style hood for a mid year on E-Bay. It must be about 20 years old. It looked OK when I got it except it had a broken bolt in one of the three bolt holes on the left side that bolt to the hood hinge. Somebody must have used a stainless steel fastener because I went through two cobalt bits to get enough depth to get an Easy-out in. Well, the easy out broke in the hole. Let me tell you that Easy-out is made of something hard, because it does not drill. I have two questions for anyone who might know. How is the midyear hood constructed. Is there a metal frame underneath? or a steel plate on each side of the hood where the bolt threads are drilled and tapped? How much metal is there? I may be the first genius to break an easy out in a hood bolt hole, but I am sure that there have been hoods that needed those thread repaired. Yes, I understand there is a big difference. Any suggestions before I try to drill the easy out it out or take it to a machine shop? Thanks!