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Offline Mike Price

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Hood hinge question.
« on: June 30, 2017 - 12:23:02 pm »
When I open the hood on my 1970 gran coupe the hood drops back down about 2 inches then stays in place.  Need to know what the problem is:
Will I need to replace the springs.  The hinge mechanism.  Or replace hinge and spring as a complete unit ?
Thanks in advance.  Mike




Offline 73cudabr

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Re: Hood hinge question.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017 - 01:09:10 pm »
I purchased a new set from Year One. Spent a year trying to adjust the old hood mechanism to fit straight. Took 5 minutes with the new ones to get the lines back. 300 dollars or so. Was a bit pricey for a non speed part.

Offline Rich G

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Re: Hood hinge question.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017 - 09:19:16 am »
The springs hold it open. If it's sloppy in the pivot points then you need to get the hinges rebuilt or replaced . When the hood is closed does it move when you pull up or down from the back end?


Offline Mike Price

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Re: Hood hinge question.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017 - 11:23:47 am »
Yes can pull up on drivers side and moves. Passenger side does not move as much.
Sounds like buy as a complete set. Correct ?

Offline PlumCrazyRTSE

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Re: Hood hinge question.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017 - 04:57:28 pm »
SMS Auto Restoration Service will rebuild your originals for a bit less than the cost of new ones.  I've had a few things restored by them, they do great work.

http://www.smsmopar.com/Products.html
 
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Offline Rich G

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Re: Hood hinge question.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017 - 09:51:25 pm »
They did 2 sets for me too . Pretty quick turn around too.