Hood Hinges

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    Hello
    Need to replace my hood hinges, right one is getting weak at the joints and is bending in... Looking at some on eBay, The Parts Place (10 mins from my house) and other online stores... Is there any difference or a better way to ask that, are there some that are a better quality?
    My hood is an aftermarket steel cowl hood..
    Saw these on eBay, springs and hinges for $147 seems pretty cheap..
    Part Place is $160 for the hinges, no springs, my springs still seem to be fine, just the hinges are fading..
    Any input is appreciated..

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    Fleet
     
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    Thanks, I'll check them out.

     
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    I used a set from OER for my 1979 Z-28 with no issues
     
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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    i took the original hinges and used a press and repressed the pins because of slop they are like new now. i bought aftermarket springs they sucked ,somebody on ebay was swapping over to glass hood and did not need his original springs i jumped on them glad i did. nothing beats original.sometimes you have to manipulate what you have to make it work instead of "buying new"
     
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    Were your hinges bowing in at the front, that's the issue with mine..
     
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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    they were "loose" sloppy they weren't so much bowed in,do you mean the hinge was bent?the 2 upright bars should be fairly straight looking from the front.the pins that i am pointing at are the ones i repressed,i modified a piece of round metal stock to somewhat replicate the notches i had a helper hold the hinge while i used the press i did numerous presses to make sure as to not get them to tight the springs need to be off the hinge when doing this they seem to work a lot better. i do think that they are not a very well designed hinge,i looked at doing a different setup but these were on the car (all about recycling)
     

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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    one more pin pic
     

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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    man its early i just got up LOL this is the other pic
     

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    Sounds pretty straightforward, these are mine currently. Hood still closes ok.

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