Mustang Hood Hinge Kit (1965-1966) Installation Instructions

1. Here is the problem: Old worn out and sprung Mustang hood hinges.
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2. To start the installation of your new Mustang hood hinge kit, find a helper and remove the two mounting bolts on each side to remove the hood. If your hood is aligned correctly, make note of the position of the bolts by means of tape or markers of some sort. Important Tip: Place a rag on your fender near the edge of the hood, which will prevent scratching your paint when the hood shifts position.
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3. Now would be a good time to clean the underside of the Mustang hood before your reinstall it with the new hinges.
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4. Remove three hinge mounting bolts on each side of the Mustang engine compartment to remove the hinges. Again, if your hood is correctly aligned, mark the mounting positions with a marker or some tape.
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5. Make sure the new hinges move freely. My new hinges were pretty stiff. Apply a bit of oil to or light grease to all the moving points and work the hinges vigorously to loosen the hinges before installation. If necessary, paint the hinges and springs before mounting. Attach the springs to the Mustang hood hinges before installing the hinges. Mount the new hinges.
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6. With a helper (or two) remount the Mustang hood and components on the hinges carefully, noting the position of the hood before removal. Important Tip: Pick up the hood mounting bolts and hold them in your hand before your place the hood on the hinges.
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7. Check the alignment of the hood from all sides. Adjust as needed. An extra pair of hands certainly makes adjustments easier. Enjoy your new Mustang hood hinges!