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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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ISO your opinion: Re: Hinges

Howdy, all.

New dilemma: last weekend I had a trunk hinge on the '63 snap! I've never in all my 30+ years of owning cars had this happen - nor can I figure out how. But it did. Damned old cranky wench.

Q: Is it worth trying to find a used one, for the right side only, or should these be replaced in pairs? I've noticed that a few suppliers have them available (which actually shocked me) - and they run about $70 - $80 a pair. Seems reasonable enough.

Just not sure if you'd need to replace BOTH. Then again, they come in 'pairs' - so perhaps that tells me somethign right there...

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 06:42 PM
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Buy a pair and you have a spare.

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LOL - that's a catchy phrase! And it makes sense!

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Buy a pair and you won't despair!

One broke. Why won't the second one?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 09:40 PM
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trunk hinge

If one side broke the other is more than likely bent. I had this happen at a show last year and ended up putting a pair on and the assist springs also as the had some wear in them. My car is a 63 Impala SS.
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...and as a SIDE NOTE: FYI: Those trunk lids are heavy! be careful guys, if you ever find yourself in this situation - i really konked myself on the skull after I let the springs down! Dang!

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