71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace?

Posted by: clonedshaker+6

71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 06:10 PM

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
Posted by: 5carguy

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 06:32 PM

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.
Posted by: flypaper

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 06:35 PM

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
Posted by: CompSyn

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 07:36 PM

I sent my B-Body hood hinges to Resto Rick. Great job and fast turn around.
Posted by: flypaper

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 08:15 PM

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
Posted by: CompSyn

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 09:30 PM

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?
Posted by: flypaper

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/07/17 10:25 PM

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..
Posted by: RJS

Re: 71 E body hood hinges. rebuild or replace? - 12/08/17 11:18 AM

Yep I've also used Rick and will be using him again in the near future,
Ron