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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 9:48 AM Thread Starter
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How do you remove and replace hood hinge springs? Is their a special tool or just know how?
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Re: Hood springs

I looked in the Chevy shop manual and it shows you how to make the tool for removing hood springs. SO----- I made the tool, Using the tool that is in the Shop manual it is................ SO DAM EASY................ to remove and install, For kicks I had my wife remove one.
The tool when finished looks like an old style " Meat Hook ".
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Re: Hood springs

I replaced my hood springs by placing 4 or 6 penny common nails in between each coil. It takes about 6 or 8 nails, this makes the spring longer. Use broom stick to hold up hood. Put nails in new spring and put on, then take out nails.
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I replaced my hood springs by placing 4 or 6 penny common nails in between each coil. It takes about 6 or 8 nails, this makes the spring longer. Use broom stick to hold up hood. Put nails in new spring and put on, then take out nails.
That's ingenuity right there.
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That's ingenuity right there.

Thank you, it works great and no flying springs.
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Re: Hood springs

For putting them back on. (somebody posted)

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Imagine if one of those cheesy bungy hooks straightened out. To the moon Alice!
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Re: Hood springs

I would suggest having a stout rope through the spring to catch it just in case it lets go somewhere and wants to launch.

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Imagine if one of those cheesy bungy hooks straightened out. To the moon Alice!<img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
You can also use a few decks of cards to hold the springs as well. This way it won’t scratch anything
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Imagine if one of those cheesy bungy hooks straightened out. To the moon Alice!
Yes, if doing it this way, use heavy duty S hooks.
And never pull toward yourself when pulling spring off, remember the guy that put an eye out when pulling on a brake shoe spring that time.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 8:06 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Hood springs

That is super ingenious!! I will try that!! Thank you for the good info.

Another question, does the 1972 cowl induction hood springs have 28 coils and the standard hood have 26 coils. My original domed hood springs have 28 coils, is this right?
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That is super ingenious!! I will try that!! Thank you for the good info.

Another question, does the 1972 cowl induction hood springs have 28 coils and the standard hood have 26 coils. My original domed hood springs have 28 coils, is this right?
Correct! The only springs that GM still sells are that hood spring, as I call it a 29 coil count, part number 3848272. Buy from your local Chevrolet dealer or GM parts Direct.

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 19, 1:31 AM
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Re: Hood springs

I seen a video where someone hooked the end of the spring with a fan belt to pull it around the hood hinge
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 19, 9:34 PM
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Re: Hood springs

I've done it with nails. I've also done it with piece of change and simply pull it into place. The chain was easier, faster.

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