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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 19, 4:57 PM
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Re: cowl hood hinges

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.... what should i purchase?
Used Original Hinges. Nothing else.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 19, 9:44 AM
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They are just reproductions licensed by GM, not the same. These are what I had fail on my car. One of the rivets popped right out of the hinge. Sent a photo to Willie and he knew right away that they weren't original GM. I bought cores through him and he rebuilt and powder coated them for me. Worth the $$$!

Here's a photo of the rivet that popped loose on the hinges that GM sells now...
Phil,
Can you clarify a little more on the GM hinges that you say are reproduction hinges license by GM ?
When did GM start selling reproduction hinges and not their own true GM hinge?
Do the rivets have the X and also do they have a GM part number?
How long ago did you buy the hinges that the rivet came out of?

I have two brand new sets of GM Hinges in my garage from my GM Dealer with the X Mark on the rivet and a GM part number that have never been installed only thing done was they were powder coated black.
Hopefully Willy can chime in also.

Here are pictures of one of the GM hinges I have been saving.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 19, 12:37 AM
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Re: cowl hood hinges

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Phil,
Can you clarify a little more on the GM hinges that you say are reproduction hinges license by GM ?
When did GM start selling reproduction hinges and not their own true GM hinge?
Do the rivets have the X and also do they have a GM part number?
How long ago did you buy the hinges that the rivet came out of?

I have two brand new sets of GM Hinges in my garage from my GM Dealer with the X Mark on the rivet and a GM part number that have never been installed only thing done was they were powder coated black.
Hopefully Willy can chime in also.

Here are pictures of one of the GM hinges I have been saving.
Those look like true GM hinges. The ones I bought from a dealer almost 10 yrs ago didn't have that type of rivet. Willie is the one who pointed out the difference to me. The "fake" ones do not have the "X" impression on the rivets. If you bought those recently, maybe you got lucky with old stock??? I threw them out so can not check to see if they had part #'s or take pics.

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The GM hinges that are still available are made with more lead than high carbon steel, and when people send them to me to rebuild, I tell them I cannot, because of their metal make-up. They are easily identified by the carriage bolt rivet style peening and not the facotry X stamp of originals, for what that is worth.

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