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Best option for replacing or repairing Hood Hinges
#1
My hood hinges are pretty sloppy, the springs just barely hold the hood up.

Can anyone tell me their experience with the aftermarket hinges?
They seem to be pretty inexpensive and a preferable choice to rebuilding the existing ones, but is their quality adequate?

Keep in mind, I am in the process of a very unplanned and fairly expensive engine build, so I am not in the market for expensive billet hinges.

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#2
I have a non ram air set if interestd
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#3
I bought a set from laurel mountain mustang a few years ago and haven't had any trouble with them holding up my hood

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#4
87fox72mach;130748 Wrote:I have a non ram air set if interested

factory? with springs? condition? price?

Turtle

Were they just the standard hinges they sell for something like 30 bucks a side?

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Jeff73Mach1;130745 Wrote:My hood hinges are pretty sloppy, the springs just barely hold the hood up.

Can anyone tell me their experience with the aftermarket hinges?
They seem to be pretty inexpensive and a preferable choice to rebuilding the existing ones, but is their quality adequate?

Keep in mind, I am in the process of a very unplanned and fairly expensive engine build, so I am not in the market for expensive billet hinges.

Jeff I have sold quite a few of the standard repro ones
Roy used them on his and his uncles car.
I have had two out of 40 - 50 sets where people did not like them.

There is a newer version that is available. They are ones with the springs included - I have not seen them yet.
They are about 140.00 for a pair


Item #D1ZZ-16789R
71-73 HOOD HINGE SPRING
Standard spring. Price: $13.95


Item #D1ZZ-16797AR
71-73 HOOD HINGE, LEFT HAND
Reproduction left hand standard hood hinge. Price: $39.95


Don
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#6
Ya I bought the standard cheap ones and reused my springs. Seem to be holding up fine.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#7
IMHO...rebuilding your stock hinges is the way to go..
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-hood-hinge-repair

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Qcode I've seen that thread, but I have to ask-what is it about the original hinges that makes a 150.00 repair, better than a 80.00-100.00 replacement with new parts? I'm curious, because I believe you speak from a knowledge base that seems pretty solid. What am I missing here?

My car is not a concours restoration, and is more likely to see a drag strip than car show.

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#9
i used the repo hinges.

my original hinges were not in good shape; As i started to work on the car i kept having to open an close the hood eventually when i opened the hood one last time; The passenger side hinge snapped a rivet. It shot the hood spring at me which just missed me as i ducked. That caused me to let go of my hood to avoid the spring missile and sent the hood flying over my passenger fender damaging the fender top and snapping the second hinge on the drivers side. The hood then fell off the car and just missed hitting me a second time. Both engine bay aprons were also damaged. Yeah fun night in the garage.

i ordered repo spring and fixed the aprons where the hood hinge mounts on both sides. the repops were fine, had no issue with them other then they were not original hinges.

I bought the ones with separate springs. which meant i had to install the springs on the hinges. I almost gave myself a heart attack installing them, and i bent a screwdriver trying to pry things together.
once the springs were one and i bolted them to the aprons and installed the hood it was fine.

then 3 years later a buddy gave me a set of correct mach 1 hinges with the square springs. i installed the originals and up till 2 months ago i had the repops sitting in a box. i just gave them away to a friend that needed them for his car.

the repops have a anti rust PC coat on them in black and the springs are round, they supported the mach 1 hood just fine they just looked nothing like the original bare metal hinges.

the repops make sense if you want to save money, you can also paint them grey or media blast them and make them look more like the originals if you wanted to.

my originals i got, i media blasted then painted with Bare metal grey to look natural like original but now they won't rust.
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Jeff73Mach1;130779 Wrote:Qcode I've seen that thread, but I have to ask-what is it about the original hinges that makes a 150.00 repair, better than a 80.00-100.00 replacement with new parts? I'm curious, because I believe you speak from a knowledge base that seems pretty solid. What am I missing here?

My car is not a concours restoration, and is more likely to see a drag strip than car show.
When I compared the re-pops side by side next to the originals the metal or stampings looked thicker on the original..on every thing.. the mounting point..the hood mount..lever arms...these were the 39.00 hinges,Like I said & Don said for most they are fine..I just couldn't get them to be consistent..That was my experience...I believe it's worth the extra 50.00 to have the originals rebuilt since it's a far superior product..So it cost me 250.00 in the long run..repops then rebuild..I gave the repops away for free

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