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Technical 1952 Buick hood

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alphabet soup, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. alphabet soup
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    I have a buddy that is building a 1952 Buick mild custom. He is trying to figure a way to convert the hood to a normal opening configuration. Has anyone done it? If so, what hinges and such did you use. Thanks, Gene,
     
  2. L. Eckart
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    I think Buick went to the rear hinge in 53 and the hoods are similar so if you can find a salvage yard with classic cars you may be able to use the 53 hinges. A couple of salvage yards in my area are Johns Auto Salvage in Cabool, MO and Perkys Auto Salvage in Coffeyville, KS and at one time both had some old Buicks.
     
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  3. Rusty Heaps
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    Yes the Buicks in ‘53 have the hinged front opening hoods. I can’t tell a lot of difference in the ‘52 and ‘53 cowl or hood on the Special series, so a conversion should be pretty straight forward. I have one of each A3EFC950-0612-464B-B2FD-CE87679A2713.jpeg D22908BC-0D14-4CF8-A77E-0BEE61A6A2C9.jpeg
     
  4. junkyardjeff
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    Since Olds used similar bodies that could be another source for hinges.
     
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  5. alphabet soup
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    Thanks for the replies...I will pass the info along.
     
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  6. back up for any further thoughts.
     
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  7. samurai mike
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    same year cadillac
     
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