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Old November 18th, 2018, 01:07 AM
Jim A Jim A is offline
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Default Hood Hinges

We all have probably experienced the back door/window gas charged holder-uppers on our newer rides pooping out and costing a bunch of money to replace.
Well after just short of 50 years with my 1960 3/4T stepside, I figured it was time to squirt a little oil on the hood hinges. Now it won't stay up!
The springs are extended (stretched) 99% of the time and relaxed only when the hood is open. It is only the friction of the hinge pivots themselves that have counterbalanced the lack of tension in the old springs.
Oh well, so now I will use the stick I used to use on my Pathfinder's rear hatch.
So much for good intentions.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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