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#2414920 - 12/07/17 06:10 PM 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace?
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looking to get some input from anyone who has dealt with it. so when I finished my car june 2016 the hood hinges did not appear that bad but over the past 2 seasons of racing and driving it the hood has opened more times in 2 years than it has in its entire previous life. now the hood doesn't close right and the back corners stick up about an inch.

im curious if I should send my hinges out to get rebuilt or replace them. how have your experiences been with either option
Thanks Bryan
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#2414929 - 12/07/17 06:32 PM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: clonedshaker+6]
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First thing I would do is oil the hinges and work the hinges by moving the hood up and down.Then go to Resto Ricks site and read how to adjust a hood.

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#2414931 - 12/07/17 06:35 PM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: 5carguy]
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Originally Posted By 5carguy
First thing I would do is oil the hinges and work the hinges by moving the hood up and down.Then go to Resto Ricks site and read how to adjust a hood.


if that doesn't work,
send them out to Rick for rebuild twocents
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#2414957 - 12/07/17 07:36 PM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: flypaper]
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I sent my B-Body hood hinges to Resto Rick. Great job and fast turn around.
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#2414978 - 12/07/17 08:15 PM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: CompSyn]
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Originally Posted By CompSyn
I sent my B-Body hood hinges to Resto Rick. Great job and fast turn around.


I sent mine out on a Monday
and got them back the same week on Saturday shock
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#2415021 - 12/07/17 09:30 PM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: flypaper]
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Originally Posted By flypaper
Originally Posted By CompSyn
I sent my B-Body hood hinges to Resto Rick. Great job and fast turn around.


I sent mine out on a Monday
and got them back the same week on Saturday shock


Yep! And did he e-mail you a quick video showing how much slop was in the hinge teeth?
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#2415046 - 12/07/17 10:25 PM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: CompSyn]
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Originally Posted By CompSyn
Originally Posted By flypaper
Originally Posted By CompSyn
I sent my B-Body hood hinges to Resto Rick. Great job and fast turn around.


I sent mine out on a Monday
and got them back the same week on Saturday shock


Yep! And did he e-mail you a quick video showing how much slop was in the hinge teeth?


nope,no video
it was a good while ago and
he didn't have to show me anything as mine were
obviously shot to hell..
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#2415232 - 12/08/17 11:18 AM Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? [Re: flypaper]
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Yep I've also used Rick and will be using him again in the near future,
Ron

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