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Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by Twisted_Metal, Mar 21, 2009.
How I did mine.
I don't think I have enough ass for the ones that came off my steel hood. Maybe I'm wrong. I used ratchet straps on on the hooks in the bed of an S10 to stretch mine and get them back on the hinge.
My 175 pound ass sure wasn't getting it done.
Ratchet straps on mine.....wish I had read this first.
sorry to open up an old post but my idea for this was to go buy a big "C clamp" and weld a hook to the stationary side as well as the side that moves, and just unscrew. i think it should work and ill post pics when i make the tool, figured this way the tool would be more portable and an excellent additon to my tool collection.
i have used a 1 way lug wrench before
OK, I'm TRYING to change my hood springs on my 79' I'm a decent sized dude (6' 240 lbs) I can't freakin get the stupid things off no how, no way!!!!! I've triep prying, pulling, wedging...........This sucks!
Pry, Pry again.....
Did you get it yet?
Haven't done these myself but since my fuzzy Caucasian butt weighs 120# soaking wet I have to get inventive.
I can break bolts loose that guys twice my size can't.
Good advice here and my passenger side hinge doesn't align just right but I replaced that fender 30 years ago. Close the hood and it has to have a little push on that corner for it to sit down properly.
Meh. Least of my issues with "Old Ugly"...
If your hood hinges aren't sprung and only need adjustment....
Slightly loosen the rear hinge/fender mounting bolt.
Loosen the front hinge/fender mounting bolt until quit loose.
Lift hood to raise front mounting point and retighten the bolt.
(Raising the front causes the rear to drop down. )
Test fit hood.
Tighten rear bolt when it fits right.