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Old 12-05-2018, 08:15 PM   #1
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Billet hood hinges

Hey all.
I was wondering if anyone has used used billet hood hinges like EMS
Or the LMC billet hinges?
I like the black ones from LMC but need to know if they fit well.

LMC billet hood hinge

If you have used them please post pros and cons plus pictures?
Please no stock steel ones.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: Billet hood hinges

Nice hinges...I'm the market as well....but those are a little rich for my blood...
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:32 AM   #3
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Re: Billet hood hinges

I agree they are expensive. I am hoping to see options for hinges over the stock ones.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:47 AM   #4
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Re: Billet hood hinges

Check out these on EBAY, I don't have them but been looking at them.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-67-72-...hT3:rk:23:pf:0
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:02 PM   #5
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Re: Billet hood hinges

I watched a video on youtube awhile back showing the replacement of stock to the upgraded expensive billet hood hinges. They are apparently an easy replacement, zero modifications and because of a few oval shaped mounting holes, they are great for finding and adjusting for the perfect fit. Plus they will never bend/warp or distort like the stock hinge will over time. I would suppose its a good long term investment, but damn that's a l lot of money for a hinge. Especially with an old beat up truck like mine, it'll be a long while before a $600 dollar hinge is needed.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:32 PM   #6
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SIXTY9, FYI that price on eBay is without shocks, so it is going to be more by the time you add them.

Here is a pic of my Eddie Motorsport hinges. They are nice, but they are just as difficult to adjust. I have adjusted mine twice, and I am still not where I want to be with the hood.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:08 PM   #7
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Re: Billet hood hinges

Zeroman,

Yes I forgot to say that about the shocks. I was going to get the measurements and order them thru McMaster-Carr if I decide to go with them.

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Old 12-06-2018, 04:36 PM   #8
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Re: Billet hood hinges

I've heard some of them won't mount with the stock heater box in place, but it seemed to me that the LMC one did. There is a good youtube video of the install. They look pretty good..
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:48 PM   #9
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I've heard some of them won't mount with the stock heater box in place, but it seemed to me that the LMC one did. There is a good youtube video of the install. They look pretty good..
Yes that is were I seen them. I have a smoothed firewall so I shouldn't have a problem as long as the hinge mounts in the stock location.
the EMS 's are nice but I like the look of the black and aluminum LMC ones...
just concerned about fitment.


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Old 12-06-2018, 05:56 PM   #10
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Check out these on EBAY, I don't have them but been looking at them.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-67-72-...hT3:rk:23:pf:0
I seen these just not sure if they need a spring or shock. They do not look like they have anything to hold the hood up so not sure if you have to purchase something additional.

anyone have these???
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:00 PM   #11
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SIXTY9, FYI that price on eBay is without shocks, so it is going to be more by the time you add them.

Here is a pic of my Eddie Motorsport hinges. They are nice, but they are just as difficult to adjust. I have adjusted mine twice, and I am still not where I want to be with the hood.
Zeroman, these look good as I thought they would. This is on my list just looking for info on the others.
my truck has the SS button head bolts so these would definitely continue the theme.
can you please post a pictures of the driver side???
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:02 AM   #12
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:55 AM   #13
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I would love to have a set for my 71 but man those things are way up there.
They would look nice but just can't see that kind of money for them. Not yet anyways. Do they need shocks as well????
E bay description isn't very clear.
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FITS 1967 - 1972 Chevy GM Truck

THESE HINGES ARE BILLET ALUMINUM, BLACK COATED.

THESE HINGES HAVE PLENTY OF ADJUSTMENT SO YOU CAN GET YOUR HOOD TO LINE UP PERFECTLY, BETTER THAN ORIGINAL HINGES.

NOTE:This is a version without shocks included in the package.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:34 AM   #14
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Re: Billet hood hinges

I understand concerning the cost. I picked these up of off craigslist. The fellow who had purchased them, mounted them, then decided to bag his truck. He had to go with firewall mounted hinges, so he was not able to return them. I just got lucky.

All hood hinges would need either a spring, or shock. The hood is too heavy.

That is why the eBay description says "does not include shocks". You have to buy those separate.

The problem with buying them separate is that you do not know what rating of shock you need.

If you go to the Eddie Motorsports website they talk about whether, or not, the hood is stock, cowl, or fiberglass because they have different shock ratings for the weights of the hoods.

Too soft of a shock the hood will not hold itself up. Too stiff and you might have issues with opening the hood....the latch may get stuck.
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Re: Billet hood hinges

I used the Eddie Motorsports hinges on my truck. I got them from a vendor on this site... best price I found.

I like them. I've got a smoothed firewall as well, so not sure about the heater box but nothing along those lines was asked, so I assume they would work? You could call them and ask...
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I used the Eddie Motorsports hinges on my truck. I got them from a vendor on this site... best price I found.

I like them. I've got a smoothed firewall as well, so not sure about the heater box but nothing along those lines was asked, so I assume they would work? You could call them and ask...
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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That sir deserved them!
Thanks man! Just for the record, my oldest (the one in medical school; yes I'm proud) is also named Andy (well, Andrew actually, but will always be Andy to me!)!

Thanks for the compliment!
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:40 PM   #18
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looks good guys!
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Thanks man! Just for the record, my oldest (the one in medical school; yes I'm proud) is also named Andy (well, Andrew actually, but will always be Andy to me!)!

Thanks for the compliment!

Great name sir! My real names is also but go by Andy mostly. My mom always called me Andrew but she is gone now.
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:00 PM   #20
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Hey guys doing a little research. The eBay hinges are from demotor performance they have warehouses in Georgia and California. But sure they are imported in.

Here is a link to the hinges from ther website
demotor hood hinge

And here is the link to the shocks 300#

demotor hood shocks

Under 400$ so this maybe an option over the 650$ plus EMS.

I was hoping someone would have tried these or the LMC ones.

Also your truck engine bays look great and worthy of 650$ hinges. That is my goal
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:10 PM   #21
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Well I guess the shock I referenced above will not work with the c10 hinges and they don’t have the ones that do. So waste of time. For the eBay ones.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:09 AM   #22
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I emailed Demotor and they sent me this link with the hood hinges with the struts. Their email is support@demotoring.com and they will email the link to the hinges.
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I had messaged them on eBay and they said they don't have the shocks for c10 hinges. just the hinges..... Let us know what they say! thank you!
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #24
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I’ve got the eBay ones, but mine came with shocks. I haven’t installed them, so I can’t attest to there functionality.
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Iíve got the eBay ones, but mine came with shocks. I havenít installed them, so I canít attes to there functionality.
Cool. What is your overall opinion of them? And do your shocks have part numbers? I am wondering if they are the same as the ones I linked above.

They also look like they come with SS hardware. Is it polished or machined?
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