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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hood vibration on 1964 SS

I have my hood off & painting under side. What is the best to put between hood ribs & outer skin to prevent hood vibration when driving? Mine had one wood strip in one place & expanding foam in another place. I would like to know what other used.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 12:36 PM
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Factory used a rubber vibration damper on each fender and two rubber capped height adjust posts screwed into the radiator core support.

Similar to these:

for the fender

and for the hood

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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My hood stop adjustments are good but I still see some vibration at left & right center sections of hood when I hit road bumps. I would like to know what restoration people as spacers on any year Impala to put under hood ribs to stop the vibration.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 11:12 PM
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The factory used some sort or glue like stuff. It may have been flexible when new, but on my old hood, it was dry and hard and cracked. Ask a body shop what they use for that sort of thing, I am sure it is some sort of 3M product.

Or you could just live with the problem and crank up some Beach Boys....

"I'm picking up hood vibrations..."

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