- Mar 30, 2017
- Reaction score
- The Netherlands
- My Car
73 Grande 351C
71 Mach 1 429CJ
Keep in mind that even if that will fix for a big deal the situation, mebbe even fix completely the way your hood opens/lock for the time being. That this will not cure the real problem underneath: the rivets have lost their round shape or they have eaten the hole(s) in which they are pivoting or lost material for the contact area. Pressing them will add friction but they will deteriorate again. How long the added friction will last depends on their current state and how often you will operate the hinges.I may have to try that.
That's why, I'm hoping to find these somewhere to really address the issue at some point. Till then, squeezing them real good with enough pressing force will surely give you a respectable amount of ok open/close moments before you, like me, really have to find rivets too or change the hinges.
Oh and if you press them, add gradually pressure on all of them before increase of each one again for a second pass. They need to allow some kind of rotation. You don't want to have a hood that doesn't close either!!