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Today 07:36 PM
idrivejunk Owner only liked the bumper.
Today 04:34 PM
123pugsy Everything on the after except the lights......
I'd like to see the side vents gone as well.
Today 03:14 PM
idrivejunk I forgot to tint the glass but man yeah, I'd be all over that. The pic was from a Mecum ad I think, fine blue SS with thrusts... not much more a guy could need.

Went in just to illustrate a hood idea and ended up here. This one is like Highlights, just for you. Except the answer isn't printed upside down at the bottom of the page.

There are several changes shown here. Thoughts welcome or un, whichever applies. Just sent to owner and boss.

Today 02:16 PM
Too Many Projects
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Did an edit today for a coworker whose Nova is red and primer and who wants mini tubs and darkish blue with low stance but doesn't know what wheels.
Well, if he built the car to look exactly like that.....he would have a winner...
Today 12:28 PM
idrivejunk
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I was thinking a cowl mod, similar to Pugsy might make the job easier, but it's difficult to see that from pics, as angles play a large part in "easy"...
OH boy... ruh-roh, Raggy.

That was my Shag and Scoob reaction when I did a little homework on the impending hood hinge swap.

They uh... well theres.... er, ah... both ends of the dadgum setup are extremely different. Doggone it.

Deep breath, exhale half.

Only saving grace I see is that the rear hood reinforcement cross brace thing is located a similar distance from rear of hood, and on a '56 the two mount points appear to be located on the ends of that. In line, vertically. 51s mount in the back corner. So man, Mitch you must have looked at some trucks. I hadn't much. Until today.

Next thing on that, then, seems to me to be laying a billet hinge over a stocker and assessing the conflictuations. Ultimately, I suppose if a guy was to get it working with one stock hinge and one new... that would constitute a complete victory. Rather optimistic, however. Might be best if I just never even look at the 51 hinges.

Hood hinges will be like machete through forest, roger that.

They are awful close to my new pillar. I am thinking the IDJ way may come into play. You just thought the hackery had to be finished. Theres rust after that. Things gonna look like a coffee table by the time it gets blasted.
Yesterday 07:54 PM
idrivejunk Did an edit today for a coworker whose Nova is red and primer and who wants mini tubs and darkish blue with low stance but doesn't know what wheels.
Yesterday 07:10 PM
idrivejunk Yep, same stuff as the first version. Turned this way, the detent tube doesn't end up inside the post.
Yesterday 05:38 PM
123pugsy Pugsy style?


I was checking that channel this morning thinking of how you bent it. I take it you lopped one side off a tube?
Yesterday 04:35 PM
idrivejunk The Pugsy way. By IDJ:









A nylock nut goes on that. Regular nut for me, for now. Thats how you know you have these hidden hinges in the right spot, you just jam the hinge pin nuts against the panel skin as impossibly close as possible and deal with the rest.
Yesterday 06:25 AM
idrivejunk ..........
04-03-2020 01:53 PM
idrivejunk As to the model A door "thing"... Mike had me ninja'ed already. I managed to shoot the pic in vertical format plus from exactly the wrong angle so the actuator link is obscured by the lock handle. Woops.

Only one side was done though.

04-03-2020 01:44 PM
idrivejunk
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I was thinking a cowl mod, similar to Pugsy might make the job easier, but it's difficult to see that from pics, as angles play a large part in "easy"...
Looks to me like I can attach a hinge to the hood with cowl mount plate in place once I hack out the existing mount area. Then just position hood and tack mount plate to cowl. Hood side of hinge may be identical on 48-56s, leastwise thats what I'm a'hoping.

What took place in reality today, I'll show you soon.

Theres another game we can play. Bet amongst yourselves on what I did. Tick tock, when will I post it?

04-03-2020 07:14 AM
Too Many Projects I was thinking a cowl mod, similar to Pugsy might make the job easier, but it's difficult to see that from pics, as angles play a large part in "easy"...
04-03-2020 07:02 AM
idrivejunk I did size up the hood hinge thing yesterday and it actually looks like cake. Four hole pad on the cowl should do it.

You're right, doors done sounds better than one door done. It will go easy now that I know what to cut.

Heres a pic I was hunting, found in Oct '18 blog. Actuator orientation can be seen if you look for the white plastic business end. No obvious conflict with the suicide locks. Yay!

04-03-2020 06:41 AM
Too Many Projects You have enough experience with both of these installs as to not be in a "learning" stage on the first side, but the job does seem to progress quicker with familiarity.


I vote for right side hinges next. Get the hinge aspect, with doors hanging acceptably, to a stage that is solid, but still amendable later if needed, and get the latches in after that. I don't care for the "drudgery" of repeating the same work on the other side much either, but I believe you will feel a good deal of satisfaction when both doors are swinging and latching before tackling the hood hinge re-engineering challenge.
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