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Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by Twisted_Metal, Mar 21, 2009.
That sure is a clean workbench and tool cabinets!
Since my car is still away and we are talking hinges I have a question.
My wipers are hitting my hood when they go " hide-away"
Can the 81 hoods be raised on those hinges a slight amount.
Can't remember if they adjust.
Yes... The hinges can be adjusted.
(Lowering the front mounting point raises the rear.)
If the wiper blades have been replaced with aftermarket parts, it's a very common problem.
The aftermarket blades are usually taller than the factory pieces.
OK thanks Twisted I will drop the front mounts a little to see if it makes enough clearance. Don't need much just a little more.
My buddy and I used a heavy tow strap with a loop sewn in the end of it and used a screwdriver to pry it out of the hinge, it was being difficult.
i use a big f-n phillips head screwdriver also. it's tuff but the spring just falls into place. i also did the same on chevelle hood springs.
i used a medium size crow bar... popped right on there...
Do the hinges wear out?
The right side rear of my hood always pops up about a 1/4 inch when I close the hood. I can push the hood down at the fender / cowl and it aligns fine. Does this sound like a worn hinge? Can it be repaired, adjusted or should I just look for a replacement? Nothing appears to be loose. Thanks.
Jim, check the other thread...
Y'all are making hood hinge springs sound a lot more difficult than I've ever experienced.
While the hinge is still bolted to the fender, all you need to do is take a fan belt and loop it around the front hook and pull forward and 'unhook' it from it's perch. Installation is just as simple in reverse form. Sure you have to put SOME ass into it, but it works and works quickly. Takes me about 20 seconds to remove/install hood hinge springs....on anything I've messed with that has spring loaded hood hinges. Fan belts are easy on the hands and you can buy them as long as you need them for leverage.