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Old 08-11-2020, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default Hood hinges - tube or rod?

My local vendor stocks a set of stainless tubes for the hood hinges. For the same price I could buy solid stainless rod. Which is better?
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Old 08-11-2020, 05:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

An old trick back in the day was to stick a brazing rod in there. If would go with something solid for sure.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:27 AM   #3
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I use brazing rods.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:51 AM   #4
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stainless rod from the local hardware store.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:16 AM   #5
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But what was factory? I’ve seen both not sure what Henry used...
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:29 AM   #6
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My late 31 Tudor has steel tubes, I've heard that wooden dowel could be used!
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:51 AM   #7
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Default Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

on the originals hood rods. the top way a tube and the sides were rods. I use stainless rod.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:57 AM   #8
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Here are some original hood rods. The top rod behind the radiator cap is a seamed 3/8" OD steel tube. The side rods are a solid 1/4" steel. The upper rod is difficult to remove without damaging. All these you see are beyond repair. Bent into a corkscrew or bent/crimped over at the ends. Whether you go with a solid or tubular upper rod, if something heavy comes down on your hood, it won't matter which you use.
A straight piece of 5/16" ID (3/8"OD) brake line is a pretty close fit for a top rod. But in the long run, a stainless rod won't ever rust.
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Default Re: Hood hinges - tube or rod?

Think I'll go for rods, thanks for the input. Got wood dowel holding it together right now!
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:33 AM   #10
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I use brazing rods.
Where do you find a brazing rod that thick? ⅜" for the center rod I believe? Thanks.
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I got them at a welding supply shop. That is very big to braze with.
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I have always used stainless rods from the model A parts vendor .
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Here are some original hood rods. The top rod behind the radiator cap is a seamed 3/8" OD steel tube. The side rods are a solid 1/4" steel.
There are 3 places in a Model-A where this rolled tubing is used. Wanna take a guess where the other two places are>>
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There are 3 places in a Model-A where this rolled tubing is used. Wanna take a guess where the other two places are>>
Tie rod?
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There are 3 places in a Model-A where this rolled tubing is used. Wanna take a guess where the other two places are>>
Radiator support rods and horn rods
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:47 AM   #16
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Tubes are stronger Learned this working on hydraulic rods and tubes ,more surface area to bend makes it stronger with less weight.
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There are 3 places in a Model-A where this rolled tubing is used. Wanna take a guess where the other two places are>>

Seamed gas lines and 28-29 radiator tubes. That makes about 5 seamed tubing applications.
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Not sure if this counts As one but the rear radius rods Are seamed
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:04 PM   #19
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Lubricate your old rods in the hood. Then punch them out a bit. Connect a drill motor to them to spin them as you pull them out. Makes the process a lot easier.
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Lubricate your old rods in the hood. Then punch them out a bit. Connect a drill motor to them to spin them as you pull them out. Makes the process a lot easier.
Thirty or 40 years ago my dearly departed uncle wisened me to that procedure. I must have passed it on to 100 people by now.
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