Anyone have any luck with aftermarket hood hinges for a '64 Nova?
Thats if they are not worn out. Then the hood sticks up in the back. Most I have ever seen are worn outYou don't have to do anything to the "real" ones and you can usually buy them for a lot less. Hood fitment is "factory" too. There are a lot of original ones still out there. Blast them and they look brand-new.
The repos I refrenced worked well out of the box. But my paint and body guy was striving for a little better fit so they needed to be slotted. It was a much better fit from going to worn originals to repops in my case.That's the issue I'm having. The back of my hood is sticking up. I slotted the holes and still won't fit flush and the hood flexes/binds at the closed position. I've adjusted the front of the hinge up and back side down and everything in between and still not satisfied. I'm trying to replace the rivets with shouldered bolts or bushings but found when removing one of the rivets that it's a stepped rivet with two different size holes on the arms. I've heard that the reproduction hinges are not good quality, but nobody says why?