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Offline Pushrod

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Hood Hinges
« on: June 20, 2006, 11:56:00 PM »
The hinges on my 77 stepside took a turn for the worse. I have to push the hood torwards the cab to close it and it stays up an inch or so on the sides when closed.
Are these things rebuildable?

Junkie 77 Stepside AKA "The Sanford Machine"
81 Malibu 350 and a 4 speed

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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 05:44:00 AM »
You would have to drill every hole oversize and install new pins. I used 1/2" bolts with a shoulder (long ones with a smooth part) and cut off the extra.Then I put them thru the holes and welded them on.

Let me know if you want to see photos.

Edited by: 123 pugsy at: 6/22/06 4:45 am
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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 06:16:00 PM »
Hey, that would be cool... was it a kit or hardware store pieces? Is there a kit?
Thanks
Dan

Junkie 77 Stepside AKA "The Sanford Machine"
81 Malibu 350 and a 4 speed

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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 08:09:00 PM »
Just regular 1/2" bolts long enough to have a smooth shoulder on them.

Warning: It takes longer to do than you'd think. Anyway.....pics............












The bolts are welded from the other side.I used paper shims between for clearance which disappeared with the welding.

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76 C10 LWB
TPI 350