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I have a 64 Falcon. The hood hinges are attached to the inner fender panel with three captive nuts on each side. I have one missing and the hole is enlarged. I need some guidance on the repair and given the cars age, should I address all six nuts.
 

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It's been some years since I've replaced those parts. The hardest part would be locating the hardware. I don't think captive nuts is the proper term. Nut retainers would probably be more appropriate.

I did a quick search om line and was able to come up with this site Retainers.

Try Parts Plus to locate. Personally I'd replace only the one that needed replacement. As I recall the weren't that difficult to replace.
 

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It looks like these nuts were inserted in the panel and crimped. The hole is circular with one flat side to prevent turning. I have one where the nut is gone and hole has rounded out.
 

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I would make the hole larger, cut out another piece from same gage and weld it in to fill the hole. I then would determine the location of the new hole and drill slightly larger than the size bolt you are going to use. Then, I would weld a nut in the correct place to bolt the hinge onto. If the nut needs to be on the blind side, then weld it on before welding the filler in place.

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