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    Hi friends. Can someone give me some info on hood hinge spring installation? I have purchased a set of new springs from SI to replace the missing ones on my '54 coupe. Am I correct in assuming that the shorter, fatter one connects from the lower point on the rear arm to the bathtub shaped bracket welded to the body, under the fender and in front of the vent air intake? If that is the case then the longer thinner one must connect from the upper point on the same arm to a spring bracket on the inside of the inner fender? I need a location for that front mount because all of the multitudes of drilled holes on my inner fenders were welded up by the body shop. A photo showing that location would be great.
    Thanks very much in advance.

  • #2
    Dennis, here is a picture of the attaching bracket (and where it goes on the inner fender) for the hood spring
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    Last edited by brngarage; 09-01-2017, 01:50 PM.
    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
    '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
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    • #3
      This may help too, there appears to be a bracket on the inner fender that the spring attaches to.Click image for larger version

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      • #4
        Thank you both. That really helps.