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HZ bonnet hinges

Hi,
My bonnett sits high, at windscreen end. Been told that the hinges 'are gone'. Rare spares don't sell them. Any suggestions?
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I agree that the fault is worn hinges.

I've often thought of drilling out the rivet hinges and replacing them with something more durable.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

i got some refurbished ones from a gent at the bendigo swap meet he is from N.S.W he replaces the pin"s and gives them a paint job they look new from memory i paid $250 he had heaps for HQ-WB Torana i have his number if you want it

cheers Paul (78GTS)

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If it ain't aHolden im not interested

Thanks Paul, that would be great please.

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I'd welcome his number, if you wouldn't mind.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

If that was Greg Thackray, he passed away earlier this year RIP.

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Cheers
Keith

oh no! I knew greg (sort of) well. he had a lockup just around the corner from me. he always helped me with old holden advice. he had 2 spotless, perfectly-restored hq 2-door gts' that were so bewdiful. rip greg old son. bj

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Just around the corner BIJ? We most probably met one time or another at his workshop. He was in the process of restoring an original HQ 4 door 350 4 speed when he passed.

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Keith

When I had my HD we used longer bolts and a piece of dressed pine about 1/2 inch thick for a spacer so the rear of the bonnet was jacked up to aid in cooling.

I'm not sure if it worked but everyone was doing it.

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Disclaimer :- The above is purely speculation and is only posted for entertainment purposes!!!

It could also be adjustment, try adjusting the hinge where it bolts to the guard, go up on the front bolt and/or down on the rear bolt.

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David

aka hq308belmont

www.hq308.com

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I agree, I think an adjustment is all that is needed.

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Keith

his name is Greg 0408 674 444

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If it ain't aHolden im not interested

See my post up top about Greg.

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Keith

Thanks for the heads-up. Sorry to hear.

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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunate to hear about Greg in one of the other posts.

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Yes, a very knowledgeable bloke on Holdens, in particular HQ's to HZ's and a great friend. I learned alot from this man.

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Keith

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