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clayharrold

Hood squeaking

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When I drive my Firebird, especially at lower speeds, there is this horrible squeaking/screeching sound. Had it looked at the other day. It’s the hood, which is a 400 shaker, that was put on in the 2011 restoration. The guy that looked at it showed me where it was metal on metal rubbing (looks terrible) and he mentioned putting some rubber on those spots and that should take care of the problem. So my question is, what type of rubber insert should I put on there? ANY advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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4 hours ago, clayharrold said:

When I drive my Firebird, especially at lower speeds, there is this horrible squeaking/screeching sound. Had it looked at the other day. It’s the hood, which is a 400 shaker, that was put on in the 2011 restoration. The guy that looked at it showed me where it was metal on metal rubbing (looks terrible) and he mentioned putting some rubber on those spots and that should take care of the problem. So my question is, what type of rubber insert should I put on there? ANY advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Hi Clay. Welcome to FP and the madness.

The factory had some small rubber isolators at the front and usually along the fenders. Where did your mechanic friend say the squeaking/metal-to-metal contact was coming from?

The picture highlights where the factory had them.

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That is such a huge help! Definitely on the front circles, both driver and passenger side! So front fender circles. 
 

This might seem like a rookie/dumb question, but where might I purchase these rubber isolators?! I need them ASAP as the grinding is hurting my hood and frame. 

Can’t thank you enough for the help. Truly.

 

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Those are generally called a "hood bumper" or "hood cushion". They can be picked up on Amazon, eBay, etc.. Check out this link on Rock Auto to see if this is what you're after. Because I'm not familiar with your year Firebird, I may be way off but maybe Frosty or someone else who is familiar with the '67's can chime in.

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Awesome, thanks Stewy and Frosty. I believe from that picture I will be able to get what I need. Appreciate the link to guide my shopping!

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Several of the catalogs have them: National Parts Depot, Ames Performance Engineering, Classic Industries

Here is what National Parts Depot shows:

https://www.npdlink.com/product/rubber-bumper-kit-hood-front-adjustment-cap-2/117917?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dfender%2Bbumper%26top_parent%3D9%26year%3D1967&year=1967

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