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70 Challenger Hood Hinges - Configuration #1791915
03/30/15 06:17 PM
03/30/15 06:17 PM
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72ls5fla Offline OP
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I know that the 70 hoods used a 5/16 bolt with a 1/2 head.
Are the upper part of the hinges that bolt to the side of the hood supposed to have a 5/16 slot or a 3/8 slot?

I know later hoods used a 3/8 bolt 9/16 head.

My hood has the correct bolts, but I seem to remember the slots only fitting that sized bolt in 70.

Why I am asking - I purchased a set that are a take off from a 70 Challenger low mileage car that sat FOREVER. 99.9% sure these are ones installed at the factory.
they have a 3/8 slot not 5/16



Thanks in advance.

Bill

Last edited by 72ls5fla; 03/31/15 12:28 AM.

Got me a NEW Project
1970 GTX 440+6, 4 spd, 4.10 Dana and N96 FE5 (top/bottom) and black bucket interior.
Original transmission and Dana - Engine is a service replacement block.

Body has all stamped #s + VIN/TRIM tag and door sticker. Been hunting like all hell to find the Build Sheet.

garage find, only had 41,850 miles on ODO.
Re: 70 Challenger Hood Hinges - Configuration [Re: 72ls5fla] #1791916
03/31/15 07:00 PM
03/31/15 07:00 PM
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Here's a detail pic of 70 hinges...
quickest id is that 70's have teeth and the narrower width top strap.
Rick

Re: 70 Challenger Hood Hinges - Configuration [Re: RestoRick] #1791917
03/31/15 08:23 PM
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72ls5fla Offline OP
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Rick -


MANY THANKS!!

Information and picture greatly appreciated.

Bill


Got me a NEW Project
1970 GTX 440+6, 4 spd, 4.10 Dana and N96 FE5 (top/bottom) and black bucket interior.
Original transmission and Dana - Engine is a service replacement block.

Body has all stamped #s + VIN/TRIM tag and door sticker. Been hunting like all hell to find the Build Sheet.

garage find, only had 41,850 miles on ODO.






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