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I need a replacement hinge pin... the one that stops the hood at the first detente, then you pull it forward, along with the one on the passenger side of the car, and you can lock the hood fully upright...
 

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I need one for the drivers side.
 

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I think you need to replace the whole hinge. I need one for the coupe. You should also lube all the hinge pivot points regularly.
 

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Well, mine has two problems. The riveted/flattened end , driver's side, outside of pin is bending/losing its lip. And, the flat plane that locks in between the hinges to hit the first detente is bent and badly worn, enough so that it bends and threatens to break each time I open the hood.

I think a new hinge would be a bit on the expensive side, no?

I was wondering if I could just go to a JY, Dremel off a good part, an attach to my hood hinge with some sort of bolt from a machine shop??? Problem is, I need the right bolt. Anyone good with CAD, done this before, or know of a reasonable machine chop that can do this right for me/us?
 

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I am working on that problem already. I have the service hood latch I scored from JimmyL's infamous "SCAR". I just rec'd two shoulder bolts from McMaster-Carr.

I had hoped to finish it this weekend, but Family duty calls due to Mother's Day.
 

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I was wondering if I could just go to a JY, Dremel off a good part, an attach to my hood hinge with some sort of bolt from a machine shop??? Problem is, I need the right bolt. Anyone good with CAD, done this before, or know of a reasonable machine chop that can do this right for me/us?[/QUOTE]

Junkyard would be your cheapest bet. You can do what rrgrassi did. But I think it would be cheaper to find a hinge at a junkyard and less modification time. Here is the link to Mcmaster and just type in "shoulder bolt" in the upper left.
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Ever replaced a hood hinge? I still can't figure out how to get up under the area by the windshield.

The shoulder bolts cost me a whopping $1.21 each, and they are metric.

JB weld would not be able to handle the strain. Welding would be better, but the requires removal of the hinge or just the rivet anyway.
 

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Ever replaced a hood hinge? I still can't figure out how to get up under the area by the windshield.

The shoulder bolts cost me a whopping $1.21 each, and they are metric.

JB weld would not be able to handle the strain. Welding would be better, but the requires removal of the hinge or just the rivet anyway.
I actually am trying to avoid replacing the whole hinge. (but I bet the FSM might have something to say about swapping in a new one. My guess is that you need to access the bolt from under the dash... hopefully not with the dash out.) My hinge is alright, it's just the sprung hinge stop that went bad... it got bent or something, and now doesn't lock in either the open or the service position. I know that if I can get or machine the proper bolt, I can just take the lock mechanism off another car, and attack it with a bolt, a nut, a bumper washer, and some thread locker, as there is more than enough room from side to side...

As soon as one of the cars return, I'm going to my dealer to see about this whole business.

And here is what a search pulled up: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/search.php?searchid=2614439
 

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Hinge part numbers

L:123-880-09-77
R:123-880-10-77
 

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Performanceproducts4benz has them:

Hinge
1981-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 300TD TURBODIESEL
Part Number: Left 88-216
Part Number: Right 88-217
Price: $36.15 each

Hinge Support
1981-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 300TD TURBODIESEL
Part Number: Left 88-211
Part Number: Right 88-212
Price: $161.75
 

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Performanceproducts4benz has them:

Hinge
1981-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 300TD TURBODIESEL
Part Number: Left 88-216
Part Number: Right 88-217
Price: $36.15 each

Hinge Support
1981-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 300TD TURBODIESEL
Part Number: Left 88-211
Part Number: Right 88-212
Price: $161.75
Well... just when I feel I'm getting close, the damn car demands more money.

I need the locking latch on the hood hinge support. I plan on finding a good one at the JY, dremeling off the latch, then seeing if I can find suitable hardware to attach that to the hinge currently installed on my car... plus, installation of a new hood hinge support does not look like a bolt on procedure... it looks as though a press is needed to attach the top of the sopport to the actual hinge... bummer.
 
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