Hood hinge springs

Ryan474

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Hey everybody!
Down to the last few things on my restoration of my 67 buick gs 400. My hood hinge springs are worn out. Anyone know who makes new ones or any other gm models that will work? Any help much appreciated!

Ryan


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tom telesco

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I am, probably wrongly assuming, that he is talking about the hood hinges & not springs.
Just my thoughts.

Tom T.
 

Ryan474

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My hinges Are in good shape.. springs are worn out and need some new ones. Is the buick springs stand alone or are other GM springs work for my hood springs? Nobody seems to sell new hood springs for my car..


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When you say your hood springs are worn out, does that mean when you take them off, they do not close completely to a coil bind?

I am sure any hood springs off a similar car or at least the '66 and '67 models (Chevelle, GTO, F85, etc.) would be the same.

There are shops that build springs in many cities. Having two new springs built probably wouldn't be too pricey. I had a set of 5 power steering box spring build 35 years ago, and thought it was very reasonable at the time. I was able to walk through the shop, it was amazing. A bunch of old lathes with coils of spring wire. The operator simply set the "threading" rate to the coil he wanted, used a torch to bring it to temperature and wound the spring. Those springs were heavy suspension springs. The ones made for me were maybe 1/2" round and an 1" long. Since then, I have a selection of small spring wire and have wound a few myself with good success. This does not mean I know anything, but if my hood springs were stretched, I would not be afraid to squeeze them in a vise and warm them up until the relaxed back to their compressed state and reuse them.
 

Ryan474

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The gentleman that is helping me restore things the springs are worn out.. i asked him if the hinges need to be rebuilt and he thinks hinges are fine but new springs are needed.

Ryan


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