Rear Corner Hood Adjusters…More Than A Hood Prop

Adjust a mystery…

When taking your 1970-81 Camaro or Firebird apart, did you ever look at the rear corner hood adjusters and wonder why GM put such a massive bolt back there?

This image shows the Position of the rear corner hood adjusters
Driver’s side rear corner hood adjuster

The hoods on the 2nd Generation Camaro and Firebird are heavy. But geez… Not that heavy! Look at the image below and check out the size on the bolts. They are at least 2-3 times larger than the front corner hood adjusters.

This is an image of a 1970-81 Camaro or Firebird Rear Corner Hood Ajusters Bolt set
1970-81 Camaro & Firebird rear corner hood adjusters

Also, Why are the bolts that large? GM could have just put a bolt the size of the front ones and just pumped those Camaros and Firebirds out of Norwood and Van Nuys. The secret is found in the hood hinges themselves. Next, take a look at the image below of a hood hinge:

This is an image of a 1970-81 camaro or firebird hood hinge
1970-81 Camaro or Firebird hood hinge

See the notch? Now, that notch looks like something goes there doesn’t it?

Here is the answer… Hopefully, you will never be involved in a head on collision in your Camaro or Firebird. But if you are, the hood hinges are designed to crush back. Secondly, lock into the rear corner hood adjusters. And finally, keep that long, heavy 2nd Generation hood from coming through the windshield into the passenger compartment and causing damage to you or your loved ones. Now you know!

If you don’t have them…get them! Midnight Oil sells this set or a complete set of front, rear and rear center adjusters. Don’t forget, Midnight Oil sells all the parts you need for your Camaro or Firebird at a great price and ships them quickly. Thanks for tuning in!

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