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Hot Rods hood hinge spring

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brian thomas, May 31, 2016.

  1. I picked up a set of NOS gm hood hinges . They did not come with the springs on them . Anyone have any thoughts on how to change the springs over ?
    The car they are for is to new to mention here .
    I figured if anyone would have a way to instal those springs , they would be on this forum
  2. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403


    ive seen guys open the hood then insert paint sticks ETC or what ever into the spring.
    then that holds it open, so when you close the hood the spring stays expanded and it easily removed.
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  3. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,141

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Google is your friend
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  4. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,544


    I have used large washers in between the spring coils to a similar action in the video. Joe
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  5. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,629


    Opened the springs with a floor Jack. One end on the plate one on the axle. Did this for a 54 Chevy. Used the washers welde into half of a piece of exhaust pipe.
  6. Or get a pocket full of change. Open hood, insert coins between spring coils, partially close hood until you can unhook the spring. Reverse for installation.

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