Hood Hinge Spring Installation.....

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  1. TeamWarpath

    TeamWarpath Veteran Member

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    i used a crapload of washers and screws and hammered the little suckers all around the spring. Of course, when you get the spring on and lower the hood, you have a BIG mess to clean up...LOL
     
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    Screwdriver? I could barely get mine to budge, so used the winch on my car trailer... made a quick job of it.

    Brent
     
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    KansasTwister Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Me and my old man fabricated a tool just for removing hood springs, ill take a picture tommorow and post it up, really simple design and works in alot of different applications, and completely safe to use.
     
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    theflash Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Clothes pins

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    RICARDO1969 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    gotta have the guns for that job
     
  6. barno68

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    LOL
     
  7. DaveD

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    Here is the tool I made.

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  8. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    ^ That will work! :D

    Can you get the hinge inside the frame to reassemble it or did you have to stuff something between the coils to keep it stretched?
     
  9. DaveD

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    The frame fits on the outside of the hinge and the hooks simply pull the spring off of the hinge by tightening up on the nuts, I left them in the frame to bead blast and paint then put them back on the hinge by lining the spring up and backing off the nuts.
    Worked great and cost about $5.
     
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    Whats the funnel for?
     

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