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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 8:21 AM Thread Starter
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1970 chevelle ss

hey all recently picked up a 70 chevelle SS, the former owner powered coated the hood hinges uck. i got 2 replacement hinges from ground up, the car has cowl induction hood with all this hood is an effort to keep open. after all that did cowl induction hoods have a heavy duty /stronger hood hinge spring if so where can i get 2 thanks....

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 8:47 AM
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I prefer the weaker hinge springs, I have see a couple of Chevy trucks hoods bend because a little age on the hinges and heavy duty springs, with the leverage at the end of the hood. Something has to give and that something is usually the hood, why take the chance.

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hey all recently picked up a 70 chevelle SS, the former owner powered coated the hood hinges uck. i got 2 replacement hinges from ground up, the car has cowl induction hood with all this hood is an effort to keep open. after all that did cowl induction hoods have a heavy duty /stronger hood hinge spring if so where can i get 2 thanks....
ok now so has anyone replaced hood springs safely

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ok now so has anyone replaced hood springs safely
Yes. I've pried off my old springs with a BASD (Big @SS ScrewDriver). Easy to do. Close the hinge so that there is minimal tension on the spring. Wrap the majority of it with a heavy towel, leaving one spring end exposed. Insert BASD between spring end coil and hinge hook and lever off.

Reverse is similar. You use the hinge hook as the support for your spring. Using the BASD like a lever, lift/open the spring and carefully slide it home over the BASD end and onto its hinge hook.

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I use spikes (nails). To remove, when spring is extended, stick enough nails between the coils to keep spring extended then close hood and spring falls out. To put in new spring put in vice and bend it to spread coils and keep sticking in nails till it is long enough to install, then remove the nails.
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Great tip, stanski!

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ok now so has anyone replaced hood springs safely
OK guys all done i held hood open all the way, i had made a bar out of a stock lug wrench,on either side on the hub cap end put 2 notches and pryed the spring off and on, too 5 minutes.
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