Dent in hood when purchased. Is this a common spot?

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I picked up my new Bronco on October 29th and completely missed this giant dent on the hood. It looks obvious in this pic, but I could show you dozens of angles where it completely disappears.

Anyways, does anyone else have a dent like this? I doubt it is any issue with the Ford tooling.

Does anyone have advice on how to take it out? I've reached out to the dealer but haven't heard back yet.

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the dealer helps you out since you didn’t notice or document it during delivery is it possible it happened after delivery maybe a scorned lover or a jealous person
 

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That fleck comes alive in the sun.

Betting the dent is from someone closing the hood.
Never heard of a dent in a hood just from closing it I would like to think the bronco was made a little better than that
 

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Never heard of a dent in a hood just from closing it I would like to think the bronco was made a little better than that
The hood can be hard to get fully closed. I read somewhere, because it is aluminum it is susceptible to denting if shove down when trying to do so, and it is recommended to drop it closed instead. I cannot recall where I read that, but I did because it made me think twice about the gas strut kit.
 

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I wouldn't try it on my own as I think the hood is aluminum. Steel has a "memory" and will pop back pretty easy but not the case with aluminum.
 
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......is it possible it happened after delivery maybe a scorned lover or a jealous person
After looking at old pics I can see that it was there when I bought it. I was overjoyed with the Bronco and clearly didn't notice the little details.

I wish it had been a scorned lover, that at least would have been a good story.
 

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After looking at old pics I can see that it was there when I bought it. I was overjoyed with the Bronco and clearly didn't notice the little details.

I wish it had been a scorned lover, that at least would have been a good story.
I’m sure your dealer will take care of you if not show them the picture from delivery day should be time stamped
 

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If dealer won’t take care of this contact a pointless dent removal company. They can pop it out easily, and they don’t cost a lot.
 

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My FE came in with a dent in the hood that the dealer said was from transit. Unfortunately, they didn't let me see it or take any pictures before it went to the body shop, so I dont have any idea where it was or what it looked like. I've asked a few times for them to contact the body shop to get info from them but so far haven't learned anything new.

The damage in my case was too severe for PDR so the body shop repainted the entire hood. FYI you don't want them to replace the hood, assuming they could source one in the first place, because the VIN sticker won't be on the new hood ( this is what my dealer said at least) So they repainted the hood, waited 8 days for the FE hood stickers and I went to look at this this weekend, guess what, there are little specs of dust in the new paint exactly where your dent is. Its going back to the body shop to be repainted a second time, and then wait for new stickers etc.

So now I wonder if this is something structural, or is it a mere coincidence? Again, assuming that since the crap in the paint is in the same spot as your dent, that my dent was in the same spot.

Yours looks like a good candidate for PDR to me, but I'm not professional.

Good luck! Please post the final outcome.
 

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Obviously a scorned lover would have done lots worse damage.
 

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The hood can be hard to get fully closed. I read somewhere, because it is aluminum it is susceptible to denting if shove down when trying to do so, and it is recommended to drop it closed instead. I cannot recall where I read that, but I did because it made me think twice about the gas strut kit.
Yes, it (hood outer) and the hood inner are both bonded together by a mastic typically, but on aluminum components, a special mastic which is more like glue is used, and is heat treated to cure. This, plus rivets are how Ford bonds almost all of their aluminum vehicles components together, a technique developed by Jaguar. Spot welds are rarely used. If you look at the swing gate when it's open, you can see little perfect circles here and there on the inner panel. Those are rivets.

I wouldn't even think of "free supporting" this hood by the hinges with after market devices, such as pneumatic/oil struts or spring hinges. The hood assembly was not designed for it, and therefore will deform over time at the rear corners. Prop rod will ALWAYS be used on my truck.
 

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I would try to find a good PDR guy and have the dealer cover the cost.
 
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