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Hi, I have two plastic brackets broken off the hood, but are riveted to the metal hood hinges. Would anyone have any suggestions as how to repair / reattach these hinges/brackets to the hood? I've attached pictures of both sides where the bracket and hinges broke off.
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Thank you for any info you can provide.
 

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I epoxied angle aluminum on one sled and it held for about 2 years before it broke again. When it broke again, I re-epoxied them and also bolted through the hood. So it didn't look like I did it for that purpose, I used the bolts to hold an LED lightbar on.
 
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I epoxied angle aluminum on one sled and it held for about 2 years before it broke again. When it broke again, I re-epoxied them and also bolted through the hood. So it didn't look like I did it for that purpose, I used the bolts to hold an LED lightbar on.
Thanks so much, that's a great idea with the light bar!
 

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you might look into plastic welding. ? a solder iron and some of the SAME material being repaired for filler will weld up pretty strong. hinges are tough tho, lots of stress there.
 

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I have a plastic welder and no it didn't hold up, thats why I fiberglassed it and so far it has lasted 6 years
 

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Thanks again, KCCats2! I'll try going the fiberglass route. Would you have any suggestions on what fiberglass product to buy and how to apply ?
 

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I went to Azone and got resign and hardner and cloth!
Get the area preped with like sanding disk on grinder?
Lay cloth in layers going opposite directions
 
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