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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am replacing my chrome hood hinges with new to get correct look. (69 Z) Two problems. I don't believe they came (Ricks) with correct look, and the springs need to be installed. Any advice on either? Thankx, John
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 09:22 AM
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They are supposed to be dark gray/black phosphate type coating. I used cast blast rattle can and it came out looking good.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 09:26 AM
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When you did the springs is there any recommended expanded rate to spray them at and if so how did you spread the coils. I could just hand them and pull to spread the springs and do the ends last but i would like to have something rigged so i can have both hands free when spraying
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 09:52 AM
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Jeff, I saw a tip once where a guy used an engine hoist to stretch the hood srings for paint. Hook one end of the spring to the hoist hook and attach the other end with a small chain to the hoist leg-then raise the hoist "arm" to stretch the spring. I hope that makes sense

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 02:05 PM
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Great idea, dont know why I didnt think of it esp since they are on the legs of mine as I type.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 03:19 PM
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Another way to do it is with a floor jack, hook one end of the spring on the front axle and the other on the jack plate.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 02, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the help. Good ideas(as usual. Is "cast blast" what most guys are using for this?
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