68 GTO hood hinge problems
The 68 Goat I bought came with after market hinges installed. I took the car to a body shop to have them align the hood and fenders so all the seams are straight and get fenders the same height as the hood. (the hood is about a 1/2 inch higher than the fenders). The shop says the hinges will not close enough to allow the them to make the adjustments. When I try to close the hood I get about 2 inches from closing and I can see the hood trying to bend at the front of the hinges. The hood will close but it bulges up in the center near the hinges. The shop guys say I would be better off with old hinges that are not completely shot. They say they can make them work.
Anyone had similar experience with after market hinges? I don't know what brand these are since I did not install them. I would like to buy someones old hinges or get a recommendation for after market hinges that work properly.