I was looking at a TJ, and it seems that the area around where the hood hinges to the body (near the windshield) there was an unusually wide gap at that point. There was a rubber gasket there, but it still seemed like that gap shouldn't have been that wide. The hood latched completely, but that gap didn't seem right.
Is this normal, or does this area weaken with time?
It appeared that the hinges were on snug. They weren't bent, loose or cracked.
I wish I had taken a few pictures of that area to better illustrate what I am talking about.
I know what you are talking about as I recently noticed a similar issue. Upon closer inspection I realized that the drivers side hinge has a wider gap between the leafs forcing a wider gap at the seam. I am going to attempt to push the hood back about 1/8' on that side to even the gap.
If that's the only thing you're concerned about with that jeep, you should probably buy it.
'05 TJ Rubicon | '98 XJ Sport
That moment when you look at a really nice JK and think to yourself, "Well I SUPPOSE I could see myself trading in my TJ for one of those, but for those ugly ass door handles."