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Hood Springs for 1956

Old May 13th, 2017, 04:12 PM
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How did the hood close with both Century springs installed? I realize that hood height is a little lower but that does not bother me much. More concerned with hood staying up and not binding. Appreciate all the foot work you did.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Olds Scott View Post
How did the hood close with both Century springs installed? I realize that hood height is a little lower but that does not bother me much. More concerned with hood staying up and not binding. Appreciate all the foot work you did.
I was more focused on the opening height, which was much lower with the Century springs in place. They are about 1.75" longer than OEM and needed to extend quite a bit before generating enough force to hold the hood. The spring rate is higher than OEM so I imagine they will hold the hood closed just fine.
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Old December 13th, 2018, 06:06 PM
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1955 Olds hood hinge springs

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I too am interested when both spring are installed. This could be the answer to getting rid of many head aches(pun intended)... Tedd
Have you had any luck on replacement 1955 Olds hood hing springs?
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Old December 13th, 2018, 07:11 PM
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Have you had any luck on replacement 1955 Olds hood hing springs?
thanks Dave T
I have a used set on there now ( better than the old ones) but they aren't anything to brag about. I still use a prop when working on the car but show the car without it,.... Tedd
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Old December 13th, 2018, 07:29 PM
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Just ran across this thread, is there any help I can offer. Have one 56 88 that the hood works well on and I have a 56 98 that the passenger side doesn't like to close without pushing down on rear of pass side of hood.
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Old December 14th, 2018, 05:17 AM
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I ended up biting the bullet and purchasing a rebuilt set of hinges on Ebay and they now work like a champ. Arm rivets were a little loose so rebuilt hinges was the answer for me.
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