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Jerry@CHP

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Hood Hinges
« on: July 02, 2021, 01:34:41 AM »
Does anyone know of competent vendor who can rebuild hood hinges?  I need new rivets installed for my '67 Z28 Stock Eliminator race car.

Thanks,

Jerry

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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 02:45:29 AM »
Willie Wilson
Wilson Antique Car Parts
1067 Clearview Drive
Forest, VA 24551
434-258-2606

He did my set for the 68 & even replace a "link" that was welded by previous owner, I had him leave them untreated so I could perform zinc phosphate conversion coated. They are tight as a drum now, rivet look great.


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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 03:56:24 AM »
Jerry -

I used Rowland Hall.   Did a phenomenal job.  Custom made-date coded the rivets that he personally machines from raw stock, correct finish for hinges and springs.  He wrote a tech article on how he goes about rebuilding the hinges.  I'll send it to you by email - it's a large file.   I searched far and wide and could not find anyone other than Rowland that did the date coded rivets.

Rowland Hall Services,
1901 Jackson St., Burbank, CA  91504
Tel 818-845-3574 
https://hoodhingerestoration.com/

Note - the hinges in the images are for my Chevelle.  The Camaro hinges are at the paint shop, getting installed and I didn't take a post restoration picture of them (yet).  Same quality.










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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 12:51:54 PM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate the help!

Jerry

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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2021, 01:53:26 PM »
Willie Wilson
Wilson Antique Car Parts
1067 Clearview Drive
Forest, VA 24551
434-258-2606

He did my set for the 68 & even replace a "link" that was welded by previous owner, I had him leave them untreated so I could perform zinc phosphate conversion coated. They are tight as a drum now, rivet look great.


Jim

I used Wilson's  as well. They did a great job.
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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2021, 01:02:08 AM »
Willie is awesome. I've sent dozens of door and hood hinges and latches to him of various makes and models. Never a disappointment. He does not add the letter stamping to the rivets but most of my customers don't care even if building a born with drivetrain car. He bronze bushes many hinges and has overbuilt other 40s hinges with grease fittings when the factory never did. Just sent a set of hinges down for a 40 Woody.

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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2021, 02:51:23 AM »
Part of the 1940 Ford hood hinge was attached to the hood when painted body color...
Here is a low mile survivor hinge -
next is of my dad's 1940 Woody - it now has 30k miles since he did it in the early 90's.
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Re: Hood Hinges
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2021, 11:20:30 AM »
The owner of the Woody sent Willie the door hinges. Don't know what he's doing with the hood hinges yet. All I have at my shop is the gazillion pieces of hardware to blast and paint. I'll give the owner the safety wire pic.