Hood Hinge Spring Installation.....

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by Twisted_Metal, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. falcon4

    falcon4 Member

  2. Venom73

    Venom73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, Ky
    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.
  3. Nevada RS/SS

    Nevada RS/SS Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Plainfield, IL.
    My 175 pound ass sure wasn't getting it done.
    Ratchet straps on mine.....wish I had read this first.
  4. Emoappropriate

    Emoappropriate Member

    Apr 21, 2009
    Abbottstown, PA
    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.

  5. southern-breeze

    southern-breeze Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    north alabama
    i have used a 1 way lug wrench before
  6. Harley1650

    Harley1650 New Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    White Lake, Michigan
    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!
  7. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    Pry, Pry again.....

    Did you get it yet?
  8. Phil G

    Phil G Veteran Member

    May 3, 2004
    Tucker, GA, USA
    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"...

  9. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    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.

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