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Hood hinge sealer/gasket
#1366650 Sat Jun 27 2020 01:35 PM
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Hi all, does any one know what material was used to seal the hinges to the firewall/cowl?

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KDrown #1366654 Sat Jun 27 2020 01:55 PM
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The factory assembly manual , sect 14 sheet 4 indicates 466943 plastic cement 1/16" thick around holes. I can tell you that when I removed the hood hinges on my 1954 3604 that the material was not a hard material, it was pliable. Todays plastic seam sealer drys rock solid and would not allow any adjustment. Hopefully others with more knowledge can chime in an advise what modern material should be used? Maybe plummers putty?


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KDrown #1366672 Sat Jun 27 2020 03:34 PM
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It was referred to as dum-dum. From what I have found under a hinge removed for the first time, it looks and is pliable just like plumber's putty. That is what I use.

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KDrown #1366691 Sat Jun 27 2020 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by KDrown
Hi all, does any one know what material was used to seal the hinges to the firewall/cowl?

What are you working on?

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KDrown #1366721 Sat Jun 27 2020 09:23 PM
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Thanks all. Dusty53 I found it the same. Firm but not setup. Came off easily with mineral spirits. 52Carl, good tip on the plumbers putty. I’ll give it a try. I have a 54 GMC 100.

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KDrown #1369025 Tue Jul 14 2020 04:21 AM
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I would think it would be some sort of butyl tape. Something like this here [autobodytoolmart.com]

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KDrown #1369096 Tue Jul 14 2020 07:14 PM
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3M 08509 Auto Bedding and Glazing compound never dries, is black and might be better than plumber's putty. I've seen plumber's putty get hard and brittle over time even though it says it doesn't.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
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Re: Hood hinge sealer/gasket
KDrown #1369184 Wed Jul 15 2020 01:07 PM
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A quick Search on Amazon for” Dum-Dum putty” and I found what appears to be Dum-Dum putty and a slew of other products including butyl sealant tape that should work in your application.[LINK] [amazon.com]

Last edited by Phak1; Wed Jul 15 2020 01:10 PM.

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Re: Hood hinge sealer/gasket
KDrown #1369199 Wed Jul 15 2020 04:26 PM
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I have a large box of Perma Gum in the shop. Dad bought it in 1946. Still pliable and has been on many of my teen age projects like 29 and 42 Chevy's. Still have a lot. Thanks Dad. Doc.


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Re: Hood hinge sealer/gasket
KDrown #1369246 Wed Jul 15 2020 10:54 PM
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Please check specs before you buy...some of the stuff on Amazon is indoor use only.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end

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