Make sure your hood release cable is not sticking
I checked my oil the other day,closed my hood and lifted up slightly out of habit to make sure it latched.However when I went up the road and got on a bumpy section less than a mile from my house the hood flew up at about 25 to 30mph and shattered my windshield,ripped my drivers side hinge lose and both hood struts.Then after slamming on the brakes the hood came back down trapped my hood strut and bracket under the right side of the hood and landed about 3 inches onto my right fender damaging my paint.I'm just glad my grandson wasn't in the car with me and that I was wearing my sunglasses.There's so many little fine razor sharp shards of glass inside my car you wouldn't believe it.I even had glass all over the back seat.I was able to get my hood aligned at the scene and place a towel on my seat and slowly make my way home at maybe 5mph.I called a trooper and he took about 25 photos and I did the same.After contacting my ins. company I spent at least 3hrs with a shop vac getting the glass off my dash and the rest of the interior working from outside both doors.I then took an old towel and a putty knife and worked the towel into the space between the very front of the dash, bottom of the windshield and covered the dash.I'm glad I did this because the next morning I noticed that the shattered windshield was still sheding glass like a long haired cat sheds hair.I went to work with the shop vac again and cleaned everything but the towel on the dash.At least this time all the glass was in the front so cleanup only took me about an hour.Since I knew this was going to happen until the windshield was out of the car and the ins. Co. said it might take as long as a week to look at the car.I decided it was up to me to minimize this so I came up with a plan to use SAFTY GLASSES,putty knife,leather gloves and 2 large rolls of super wide duct tape to tape up the entire inside of the windshield.Even tho it took me 3hrs to put 2 layers of tape on the windshield I have contained the glass and it is no longer shedding sharp shards of glass.I also went over all the seats with a sticky roller like people use to get lint off their clothes and got some small fine pieces off my seats.Even tho I had looked all over the internet for some info how I might do this,I found none.So thats when I came up with my own plan of attack and made a few videos that I will try to edit into one after the ins. co. gets done.I plan on doing the same thing to the outside as well as tapeing a sheet to the front of the dash and running my power door windows up and trapping the sides of the sheet for when they remove the windshield.If your not very careful and expierenced with autos I wouldn't suggest trying this yourself,or as the saying goes.Don't try this at home.
Last edited by JDZbad00pony; 08-05-2015 at 12:40 PM.