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Bought a bolt on (hinged) fiberglass trunk lid from Glasstek. The fit is pretty decent overall, the only real issue is the two front corners are kinda high. Nothing crazy, but enough to notice. Anyone have any suggestions as what to try to do to bring the corners down a bit to help get the lid closed to perfect. I know it’s a drag car, but I like things to look a certain way. Thanks for any help.
 

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Yes, pics needed. Do the corners seem bent upwards too much, or is the material thicker in the corners causing it to be higher?
 

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Ok, I’ll try to get some pics of it this week. The car isn’t at my place right now. I may need someone to host the pics to put on the site. Give me a few days.
 

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Ok, I’ll try to get some pics of it this week. The car isn’t at my place right now. I may need someone to host the pics to put on the site. Give me a few days.
Mine was actually the opposite. The front corners were a little low. I had to very slightly shim. I had to work the sides and top edge a bit for even gaps. Had to work the bottom edge by the bumper a lot.

Overall pleased though. It is flat and smooth and didn't take much body work on the surface.

Make sure you removed the hinge spring!

Jason G.
 

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I have in the past cut/slotted the underside support framing, and reglassed to hold position. You can also put wedges in if it needs to go up. This is dependent on how bad it is.....
 

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Mine was actually the opposite. The front corners were a little low. I had to very slightly shim. I had to work the sides and top edge a bit for even gaps. Had to work the bottom edge by the bumper a lot.

Overall pleased though. It is flat and smooth and didn't take much body work on the surface.

Make sure you removed the hinge spring!

Jason G.
We removed one side of the hinge spring so it doesn’t fly open when you open the trunk. Should both sides be removed in your opinion? I still never got back over to get pics of the car. My buddy said he was working it, and was getting the corners closer to where they should be. All in all the trunk lid was pretty nice.
 

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does the factory lock mechanism bolt into the fiberglass and locks like the original?
I have the Glasstek on my 66 Chevelle and I had to cut a square in the lid and make a plate to back it up with. Mine also sits up a bit in the corners like the OP, thought the quality was awsome. I had to trim the edges all the way around which sucked but I would rather have the material to get the gaps looking good.
 

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I have the Glasstek on my 66 Chevelle and I had to cut a square in the lid and make a plate to back it up with. Mine also sits up a bit in the corners like the OP, thought the quality was awsome. I had to trim the edges all the way around which sucked but I would rather have the material to get the gaps looking good.

thanks for your input. I have a Glasstek 4" cowl bolt-on hood on my car and thought it fit awesome, didn't need much if any work. Currently considering getting their rear bolt-on deck lid like you guys, but that would mess up my weight distribution even more. Though reducing the car's overall weight is always good i suppose. Thinking about getting their front bumper and getting it chrome wrapped. I like the original chrome bumper look so that's why I haven't gotten it. Now that the wraps are getting so good, i am considering it.
 

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If its high/low up front by the hinges, you can put a shim under the hinge at the bolt to raise/lower
the trunk at that point. If it just the tip of the trunk then prob need some body work.
 

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Did you get the situation remedied op? I was considering a glasstek hood for a replacement of the ill fitting vfn pos I bought. I just don’t want to end up with 2 ill fitting hoods. I’ve used unlimited products in the past that were of better quality than this most recent vfn junk I purchased. Let us know how your situation turns out.
 

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The Glasstek bolt-on decklid saved about 17 lbs on my '71 Chevelle if I remember correctly. I'll weigh it again in the next few weeks when I have it off to paint.

The Glasstek bolt-on hoods are fairly heavy compared to VFN. The Glasstek has a LOT of support structure under the hood that add weight and also interfered with carbs/intake/air filters. I'm also currently replacing a 4" cowl Glasstek bolt-on with a 6" cowl VFN bolt-on. The VFN has taken a little more body work, but what I would consider reasonable. Took a few coats of high build primer and a few rounds of block sanding, but not bad. A few pits/imperfections near edges here and there. Should have sealer and base color on in a few weeks. I'll try to remember to post some pictures

Overall I would say Glasstek is the best quality. I will be ordering Glasstek doors in a few weeks.

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Did you get the situation remedied op? I was considering a glasstek hood for a replacement of the ill fitting vfn pos I bought. I just don’t want to end up with 2 ill fitting hoods. I’ve used unlimited products in the past that were of better quality than this most recent vfn junk I purchased. Let us know how your situation turns out.
Yes. My buddy ended up cutting the underside of the trunk lid on the support that is at the top of the trunk lid. Once he cut it, he started working on it to get a “bow” into it, which helped bring the corners down, and the middle up to where it belonged. He got it spot on across the stainless rear window trim on the car. He had to mess with the edges of the lid to get them straight. All in all it was a nice trunk lid, it just needed some work to make it perfect. He still has it in slick sand primer, he needs to spray it with another primer before it will be ready for paint. He also worked my fiberglass rear bumper to get it nice and straight. It needed to be cut and worked around to get it to fit real nicely.
 
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