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Powerflite
Posted 2018-01-01 12:40 PM (#555371)
Subject: Hood Hinge Color



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It seems that the hood hinge color depends on where the car was made. I have 4 Los Angeles cars from '57-'58 and they all have what looks like a primer red color to them. Kind of an ugly combination to have a red spring on a primer red hinge, but that seems to be how they were made. On my 2 Detroit built cars, it's hard to tell what they were. My guess would be just body color over-spray, but I don't know for sure. My LA built '56 Plymouth hinges look to be cadmium plated and not painted at all, whereas my LA built '60 Chrysler hinges are painted black. Does this agree with what other people have found?



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-01-01 2:34 PM (#555381 - in reply to #555371)
Subject: RE: Hood Hinge Color



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My LA built 56 Dodge Hinges were originally some kind of silver(ish) colour (with some minor surface rust). I repainted them with Tremclad (Rustoleum) Aluminum (right or wrong, looks better). The next challenge (in warmer weather is to paint the springs) (Not sure how to do that one).



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-01-01 2:59 PM (#555383 - in reply to #555371)
Subject: Re: Hood Hinge Color



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The cadmium plating that i mentioned on my '56 Plymouth does look silver too.
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ttotired
Posted 2018-01-01 4:54 PM (#555386 - in reply to #555371)
Subject: Re: Hood Hinge Color



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This is how I removed the hood springs for painting

Clamped the bar to the hinge to pull it down and expend the spring enough to fit the bracket things in, let the bar come back up to relax the spring and done.

The brackets are made from 1/2" square steel. You need to be confident that your welds will hold (A lot of tension there) and I made divots where the ends of the springs sit with a drill
so they wont/cant slip off.

I have springs on the brackets again from the Plymouth so I treat them with respect when I touch them



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macedon
Posted 2018-10-04 3:07 PM (#571152 - in reply to #555386)
Subject: Re: Hood Hinge Color



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Another method



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1960fury
Posted 2018-10-04 8:17 PM (#571160 - in reply to #555371)
Subject: Re: Hood Hinge Color



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Anybody with a large vice, doesn't need a special tool for that.
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imopar380
Posted 2018-10-04 11:40 PM (#571164 - in reply to #571160)
Subject: Re: Hood Hinge Color



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The hood hinges on my LA built 1960 Saratoga were painted black originally, as were the fender wells and core support. Other assembly plants in the US painted the fender wells, core supports and hinges body color. In Windsor, ON the 1960 hinges were body color, and fender wells and core supports were black......... When I repainted my hinges I painted them body color. I left the fender wells and core support black. Sometimes I'v seen red painted springs on body colored hinges too. These are before and after pics of my engine compt.

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