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Jeep hood hinges...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has used jeep hinges for there hood. I like it because you can flip it all the way over and rest it on the windsheild. So then it is easier to work inside where the engine is. So has anyone used these before? How did you mount them? Did you have to reinforce them at all? I thought I should do this when I take the hood off the blazer, they can't be to expensive. And where can I find some? Thanks for the help.

    Steve
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    Anyone know? I need to find some soon, knowing shipping they will take close to a month to get down here. Thats when I will be taking it apart.
     
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    These look like they will work. Just have to figure out how to get the small part of the hinge under the windsheild cowl place. clickity
     
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    any jeep mag will have them. and depending on other mods you may want to ditch the under skin of the hood and the latch and go with pins in the front.

    JP is one jeep only mag.
    I think even Summit has jeep hinges.
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Yes, I will be skinning the hood for less weight. I'm not sure about using the jeep pins though, I don't exactly have a flat spot to mount them like a jeep does. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    by looking at the link you should be able to mount them so that little side goes straight up and down on the cowling piece on your blazer then weld the hinge to the underside of the hood to nothing shows but the actual hingeing piece.
     
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    Go with the pins that are in race cars... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    I don't really mind if you can see them.
    Is the small part of the hinge really small to beable stand verticle on the cowl?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Go with the pins that are in race cars... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Do you have a link so I can see what they look like?
     
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    I googled on the hood pins:
    race hood pins
    I just don;'t understand how they work /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    The rod part gets bolted to the top by the radaitor. You drill holes in your hood. You close the hood and the rod goes threw the hood.. You then put the pin threw the rod to hold the hood down.. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    ooh okay. I get it. Are they tight so they won't rattle?
     
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    The vertical posts that attach to the rad support and go thru the hood are threaded and you can adjust the height so they wont rattle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I've actually thought about doing the same thing. I have a set of stainless hinges (have since been painted) that I was going to use from a past Jeep I had. One thing I would recommend is to drill the pin out of the hinge. It is just a pin welded on the end. Replace it with a nut/bolt, or a quick disconnect pin. Much easier to take on and off if desired.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    The vertical posts that attach to the rad support and go thru the hood are threaded and you can adjust the height so they wont rattle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Okaaay, I may think about the hood pins too.

    If I don't get the hood pins yet (because of money), will the jeep hinges and stock chevy hood latch still work together okay?
     
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    Yeah they should work fine together, just make sure the hood is latched when you mount the hinges so its all lined up. My only question would be......is the stock Jeep hinges wide enough to provide the lateral support you'll need from the much larger Chevy hood? You may want to mount a large support plate under the hood to bolt the hinges to...
     
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    Oh, good point jeff. I may look into mounting something under the hood so when I mount them, they will have enough strength. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Okay I have decided that I will use the jeep hood hinges and racing hood pins together, I have this link from one of my previous posts, so is this a good price for them? They say 29.99 hood pins
    So once I get ready to put it all together again after I tear it apart, I will buy these and put them on. Thansk for the help!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has used jeep hinges for there hood

    [/ QUOTE ] I do,LMAO



    if you pay $30 for a $10 part I'll drive up there and slap you,LMAO!!
    check ebay or any local car parts store. I know at the store i worked at we had 4 different styles of em. all under $15.00
     
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    LOL, are you talking about the hood PINS or hood HINGES? I haven't ever bought anything off of ebay, and don't know how that works, so I am not very comfortable using that.
     

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