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Hood hinges sprung 77' grand marquis - looking for options

After fighting to get the hood popped on my new cruiser I neglected to soak the hinges with oil and now they are completely bent. I can't decide between trying to fab some from scrap steel or locate some
used ones.

Are there any other rigs that have the same hinges ? I'm limited on scrap yards here in AK. Thanks - mike

It's a 77' 460 car with a 2.50 rear end, nice patina paint scheme, hub caps and fender skirts.

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After fighting to get the hood popped on my new cruiser I neglected to soak the hinges with oil and now they are completely bent. I can't decide between trying to fab some from scrap steel or locate some
used ones.

Are there any other rigs that have the same hinges ? I'm limited on scrap yards here in AK. Thanks - mike

It's a 77' 460 car with a 2.50 rear end, nice patina paint scheme, hub caps and fender skirts.
Post some pictures of the hinges and also with the hood closed showing what they are doing.

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Here are some pics. That's as close to closed as I can get it
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It was snowing last fall when finally got the hood latch to pop. I was trying to prime the car through the carb to see if it would fire up and be worth putting any time into. The hinges opened up fine. Its when I went to shut it they buckled. I didn't want a foot of snow under the hood for 5 months.
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If no other hinges are readily available, I think you could restore function of them. First I would want to (with both springs unhooked and hood open and supported at front) get a friction jack or bottle jack and a board in between the bent in parts where it just about ripped the pivot pin out. Spread those apart until they stand up straight. Then support one hood rear corner and remove hinge on that side. Vise, hammer, locking pliers, that type stuff along with lots of penetrating oil where needed, then some tightening up of that pivot point by re-peening the pin a little so it doesn't pull through... and I think you could probably get it to close and latch securely but fit will require readjustment. Hollander interchange number is 280, only 73-8 Ford / Merc fullsize cars hinges swap.
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Hinges-

It was snowing last fall when finally got the hood latch to pop. I was trying to prime the car through the carb to see if it would fire up and be worth putting any time into. The hinges opened up fine. Its when I went to shut it they buckled. I didn't want a foot of snow under the hood for 5 months.
Reminds me of when I bought my '67 Nova. It had been sitting out for quite some time with no hood at all. It had enough snow, that you couldn't tell whether it had a hood or not. I brushed off enough to find the battery cables. Hooked up a hot battery, and after a few dozen turns, it lit right off.

I think Ebay, might be your friend concerning hood hinges, or mabe even Rock auto. You'd be surprized what they have.
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