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Technical Hood install help. 1952 210

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by RocktimusPryme, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. RocktimusPryme
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    This is one of those cases where I feel like I’m missing a piece. Need to install my hood, so I can see what I have to do to make it close (BBC install necessitated moving the radiator way forward.

    I found the hinges in the trunk. But I can’t see how they are supposed to attack. The hinges have like 7/16th holes and the hood has little baby holes. Save for where some yokel has welded a bolt in. The other side doesn’t have the welded bolt.

    What am I missing here? I have some spare parts in the trunk but I don’t know what I’m looking for.
     

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  3. RocktimusPryme
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    Okay I found a couple of those. What thread pitch are they? They don’t see 5/16 fine.
     
  4. henry29
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    I'm not sure what threads they are. You should have 4 total, 2 on each side. They go through the hinge and thread into the small holes in the hood.
     

  5. RocktimusPryme
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    Unfortunately the side with the bolt welded on has no good holes. The other side does. I was thinking I might buy a fiberglass hood anyway. This might speed up that decision. I think I can get it mounted enough to fiddle with the radiator anyway.
     
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    Just to update. I was actually wrong, there was a good hole on the bad side. Unfortunately after I got the hood on and springs in. I lowered the hood a little to get all the paint stick pieces out of the hood spring.......hood bent and split it half at the hinge mount on the bad side.

    a lotta work for naught. Gotta love rusty old cars. I didn’t realize it was THAT bad. I would have tried to strengthen it.
     

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