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Username Post: Slippery Hinges        (Topic#362366)
4dr 57 
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08-28-20 11:33 AM - Post#2802165    


My hood hinges were creaking so I used some black graphite lube on them. Now the hood won't stay up.
Slick, it's a better product to use on the rear brake shoe backing plate pads, but not the hood hinges.
Any suggestions on how to get the hood to stay up? I already have "the stick" thank you.
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wagonman100 
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08-28-20 08:14 PM - Post#2802193    
    In response to 4dr 57

I’ve heard of people hammering on the rivet to tighten up the hinge. You need a hammer and some type of dolly/buck to back up the hammer blows and not bend the hinge.

Jay
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08-29-20 06:51 AM - Post#2802212    
    In response to 4dr 57

The springs hold the hood up, not the hinges. The rivets are shoulder rivets and should pivot freely, but enough hammering on them may create a bind, but there's no way to control the bind. Too much of a bind can result in a bent hood when you try to close it and the hinge doesn't move. You have a lot of leverage from the hinge to the front and can bend the hood without knowing it, until it's too late.
Change the springs and know that some repop springs aren't strong enough, but, sorry, I can't tell you which they are.

Don
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Edited by acardon on 08-29-20 06:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
4dr 57 
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08-30-20 06:51 AM - Post#2802288    
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Thanks acardon

A world of mystery explained. What a GReat Site!!

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5Larry7 
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08-30-20 01:53 PM - Post#2802318    
    In response to 4dr 57

I did the same thing but my solution is a rod to hold the hood up.

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08-31-20 05:49 AM - Post#2802363    
    In response to 4dr 57

Crush up, and mix with the graphite, a Viagra tablet? But seriously, I'd replace both hinges/springs, with known, good ones. And to that end, I'm sending you a PM, with the name of a friend who deals with 55-57 Chevrolet cars AND parts. I've known him since 1962, Mr. Warren's 6th grade class at Beverly Park Elementary School. Tell him "Lyle" (my given name, and he's one of maybe two people who gets away with calling me that) said to give you a good deal.
I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
4dr 57 
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09-02-20 04:47 AM - Post#2802535    
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Hey acardon

I looked the springs over. Neither of them looks hammered on in any way.
The right side spring is bent a bit and binding.

Hey Butch - thanks for the lead.

As for your given name that means "from an Island" would you have any idea how strong willed, tough, determined, persevering, enduring, independent, tenacious a person needs to be to actually live on one? I do, personally.
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