70 Hood Hinges Restoration

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  1. 6970Z28SS

    6970Z28SS Veteran Member

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    Anyone know of a someone that restores the 70 hood hinges back to there correct color with the markings?
     
  2. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Don't know anyone who does the whole job with the paint stripe etc.

    For the plating, Steve Gregori at brakeboosters.com does nice work.
     
  3. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    as soon as the weather breaks (in a few months) I will be zinc phosphate plating

    I have 30 sets of my hood hinges that I need to get done, as well as a lot of local guys' parts...but I cannot do it inside right now
     
  4. 6970Z28SS

    6970Z28SS Veteran Member

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    Let me know when you can or want me to send up mine. I have a spare set I want to get done. I am in no rush.

    Thanks,
    Randy
     
  5. 6970Z28SS

    6970Z28SS Veteran Member

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    Dave,
    Thanks for the info.. I had Steve do my original brake booster and jack pole. He did a real good job.

    Randy
     
  6. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I need to get my jack pole out to him.

    To remove the head, did you just bend back the tang on the head?
     
  7. Ricks72Z28

    Ricks72Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Steve is still doing work ? I heard that he was going to be retiring.
     
  8. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You may be right, but his web site doesn't mention it.
    When he did my booster about a year ago (can't believe it's already been that long) he said he was retiring "soon", but no firm timeline. The hobby is pretty active now and he's got a good rep (deserved) so I'm sure he's busy.
     
  9. 6970Z28SS

    6970Z28SS Veteran Member

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    Dave,
    We bent in the point that protrudes out at the top of the pole. Then the mechanism will slide off.
    We have not installed the mechanism back yet, so we will have to be careful not to damage Steve's work when we hammer it back out with a flat steel chisel.
    Hope it works. I am sure the way you want to do it is probably better.
    Randy
     
  10. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I think I'm going to make a drift tapered style punch out of scrap steel the inside shape of the jack mast. This will have the least chance to mark the plating while driving the tang back out
     

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