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Unless they drill out the rivets and re bush the joints, they are junk. The hinges wear the pivot points to oval shapes, that moves the hinge point, and that is what keeps your hood from closing all the way tin the back.
 

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I guess that would depend on how many times the hood was raised and closed over the cars lifetime, I'm sure the remanufacture process addresses those problems.
The hinges on my 70 were nice except for the springs being too weak to keep the hood 100% open.
 

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Personally, I like the ones that a member here (or was it CCC?) did recently with a metal prep bath to blacken them. My experience has been that I have never needed to replace a set but know that this is not the case for everyone.
 

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Personally, I like the ones that a member here (or was it CCC?) did recently with a metal prep bath to blacken them. My experience has been that I have never needed to replace a set but know that this is not the case for everyone.
I think you meant CCCF. :1poke:

Thanks, Bob. :beer:

 

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So the consenus is that this could be a good buy? If they can be rebuilt, there is money in them. The shiny new aluminum ones sell for five and a half or six and half.
That is a lot of freaking money for hood hinges, even if they are "billit"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250954751260&_trksid=p5237.m2000013

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250862166089&_trksid=p5237.m2000013

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250954790543&_trksid=p5237.m2000013

How hard is it to rebuild them? Can a machine shop do it?
 

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My bushings were fine ... it was just cosmetic wear. I took the springs off, cleaned them with a wire wheel and a wire bottle brush on my drill for the instide. Stripped the hinges and repainted them next, and then re-installed the springs. You can see a picture of me re-installing them here. http://s1181.photobucket.com/albums/x431/mzqj6r/
 
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