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Old 03-12-2008, 06:31 AM
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Hood hinges?

I was thinking about making my hood top a one piece that tilts up and forward. Similar to 32 Tudor's set up. I'll try to paste a link to 32's project journal. I hope thats ok. Does anyone know where to get hinges? I sent 32 Tudor a PM. Maybe he'll answer. Does anyone think hinges off a BMW or similar car would work? Thanks everyone for the help.


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It sounds like what you're describing is the hood hinges from a late-80's, early-90's Buick - The front of the hood will lift up about 8 or 9 inches, but then the whole thing would tilt forward.

Example using an 86 Chevy Silverado:
Reversing hood example

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It sounds like what you're describing is the hood hinges from a late-80's, early-90's Buick - The front of the hood will lift up about 8 or 9 inches, but then the whole thing would tilt forward.

Example using an 86 Chevy Silverado:
Reversing hood example

If not . . . well then there's one option ya might not have thought of

- Mike
Thanks Mike. I like that. I'm not sure if the grill support will handle it though. I thought about supporting the grill support from the sides versus the middle. That might give enough support.

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Not sure the vehicle you are working on, or obviously the set-up to allow for hinges, but have one idea. The trunk lid hinges for a Chevy Cobalt bolt to the side of the trunk opening. They have support struts that attach to them, and may work for your needs. I know S10fan also has used a hinge set-up from an earlier Buick or Olds, I believe to flip his hood forward. Hopefully he will chime in, as he has done a lot to his S-10.

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I used hinges from a 1988 Buick LeSabre (sp?). Had to remove the center bar and replace it with a more narrow version. The mod was actually one of the easier things I've done to a car.

I'm not sure how this setup would work on a older car.

My pictures are too big, I'll post some this weekend.
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I used hinges from a 1988 Buick LeSabre (sp?). Had to remove the center bar and replace it with a more narrow version. The mod was actually one of the easier things I've done to a car.

I'm not sure how this setup would work on a older car.

My pictures are too big, I'll post some this weekend.
Yes please. Pics would be great. I'd like to see. I saw some on a web site listed earlier in the thread on a full size truck. I'd like to see yours too.

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Not sure the vehicle you are working on, or obviously the set-up to allow for hinges, but have one idea. The trunk lid hinges for a Chevy Cobalt bolt to the side of the trunk opening. They have support struts that attach to them, and may work for your needs. I know S10fan also has used a hinge set-up from an earlier Buick or Olds, I believe to flip his hood forward. Hopefully he will chime in, as he has done a lot to his S-10.

Aaron
Thanks Aaron. I'll add that to my possibilities. Lots of good ideas everyone. Keep em coming. And the truck I'm working on is in my project journal. 36 Chevrolet.

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Sorry for the delay posting the pictures.

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Sorry for the delay posting the pictures.

Here ya go..................
Hey that looks cool. Thanks. I'm eyeballing the possiblities now.

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This settles it when I build the turbo diesel C10 its getting the front tilt hood

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