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WTB: 1958 BUICK HOOD HINGE SPRINGS

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I am looking for 2 hood hinge springs for my 1958 Buick.

GM/Buick part number 1179401

 

Spring data:

23 coils

90 degree offset end loops

~ 0.248" wire diameter

ID: 1.125"

OD: 1.625"

Free length: estimated to be slightly less than 8", but I have not been able to confirm this dimension yet.

 

Send me a PM if you have anything, please.

Joe Tonietto

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Joe, did u get a set in the meanwhile, which was it and did they fit properly, cuz i need them too?!

 

Greetz, Ron

 

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Ron,

Sorry, I missed your message when I was traveling in Alaska.

 

I found new hood springs listed on ebay.

I ordered a pair, but they never showed up and the seller never responded to any messages, so ebay refunded the $.

 

So, my car still has my original hood springs and I still need a new pair.

 

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I see that Summit Racing Equipment has hood springs listed in their catalog.  You might want to contact them with your specs and see if

they have something that will work for you.

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Also, Tri-Matic Spring Co., Savannah, Tennessee, is a spring manufacturer.

www.trimaticspring.com

They could probably make any type of spring you wanted.

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In 2012, I had the hood hinges rebuilt for my 1957 Buick.

I used Mr. Rowland Hall of Burbank, Calif.

He's very knowledgeable on the mechanics and

engineering of hood hinges.

 

He may be able to supply you with hood springs, or 

at least tell you where they are available.

His phone number in 2012 was (818) 845-3574 and

is probably the same today.

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On 8/12/2019 at 11:08 AM, wldavis said:

I see that Summit Racing Equipment has hood springs listed in their catalog.  You might want to contact them with your specs and see if

they have something that will work for you.

 

On 8/12/2019 at 4:44 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

In 2012, I had the hood hinges rebuilt for my 1957 Buick.

I used Mr. Rowland Hall of Burbank, Calif.

He's very knowledgeable on the mechanics and

engineering of hood hinges.

 

He may be able to supply you with hood springs, or 

at least tell you where they are available.

His phone number in 2012 was (818) 845-3574 and

is probably the same today.

 

On 8/12/2019 at 11:29 AM, wldavis said:

Also, Tri-Matic Spring Co., Savannah, Tennessee, is a spring manufacturer.

www.trimaticspring.com

They could probably make any type of spring you wanted.

 

Thank you all for the suggestions!

I will check out all these options.

Joe

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I have learned that the springs are not the only problem.

The intermediate links and rivet joints have more "slop" than I realized; the hinges need to be rebuilt.

I'll be sending the hinges to Rowland Hall.

Thanks for the recommendation, John S!

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On 8/12/2019 at 4:44 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

I used Mr. Rowland Hall of Burbank, Calif....

His phone number in 2012 was (818) 845-3574 and

is probably the same today.

 

I just called Mr. Hall to make sure, and he's still at 

that phone number and still rebuilding hood hinges.

All the best to you and your hinges!

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I don't know; perhaps someone else can chime in with an answer.

I never got a quote on fabricating new springs because I found out that the hinge joints are worn.

I'm expecting mine will be okay after the links and joints are rebuilt.

 

 

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I will be sending my hinges to Rowland Hall in a couple of weeks.

I've been driving and showing the car, so I haven't been able to take them off yet.

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