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Old 06-24-2006, 10:58 AM
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What to do with center hood hindge

Hi everyone. I'm rodding a 1936 Buick. Problem is the center hood hindge is missing. I saw companys selling one's for Fords, they look simular but are to short. Saw cars where the side hood pieces are left off and the top hood pieces made into one. I'm starting to think that this is my only option but don't know the best way to do that. Are they welded together and then covered with bondo or fiberglass? Hopping to get as many ideas as possable. Thanks everone.
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Daoldbuick,

I don't know of anyone selling a hinge for the Buick hood but they might be out there. Swap meets and Ebay might be a way to go to find a hinge or hood.

Another option might be a 3 piece hood using a hinge system like this one. http://www.haganstreetrods.com/thcar...?retid=HDH3336

Of course you would need to fabricate the top and sides for the hood.
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I've got a late 30's chrysler hood here with a center hinge design covered by a stainless strip if I remember right, I wonder if this would work on your hood and how it would look. How long does the hinge need to be? The Ford style is a basic piano hinge design if I remember right. Welding the hood halfs together isn't an easy project but can be done, most people just make their own one piece hood or buy one if it's a common model. Let me know if I should measure up that chrysler hood. Bob
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Could you have a precision sheetmetal shop bend up a piece of stainless for you? The hinge for the ford isn't complex, if the Buick is close to that it shouldn't be too hard to do. ( I know the 33 and 34 center hinges are more of a continuous hook design, not a piano type with a pin)
Maybe give rootlieb a call, they will do one off stuff sometimes.
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