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    Posted: 20-August-2016 at 12:58PM
All I could find were chev GM and generic no ford.
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i see a lot of hood springs for sale on ebay...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-August-2016 at 2:43PM
I don't think they exist in the aftermarket, and I couldn't find any Mustang or other car make springs that are close enough to use for our cars.  I ended up getting a set of springs used from another member. 
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try Green Sales
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-August-2016 at 12:49PM
How soon do you need a set? I'm pretty sure I have an extra set of hinges with springs in my garage.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-1973-1974-FORD-GRAN-TORINO-SPORT-RANCHERO-GT-SCOOPED-HOOD-HINGE-SPRING-RARE-/162175692248?hash=item25c26cadd8:g:fEQAAOSwezVWt60f&vxp=mtr
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has anyone ever heard of any kind of heat treatment to possibly revitalize the springs? i.e. like how certain heat treatments can harden or change the molecular structure of a piece of metal...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-August-2016 at 2:23PM
oh i'm sure it could be done! but you may need to know the correct amount of temper and maybe the carbon count as well Confused

i have NOS springs for mine but when i had the hinges and springs ceramic coated... they stretched the springs to coat in between and also bake them, i'm afraid they lost a little temper ConfusedAngry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fordpower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-August-2016 at 12:48AM
Thats the thing. I have good ones on Rancharo.Have extra set but don't know if any good. Though just buy new ones,ha .
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With the number of 77-79 mid-size Fords and Mercurys out there that probably use the same springs (Ranchero, T-bird, LTD II, Cougar, etc), you'd think there would be enough demand for someone to manufacturer new springs.  Do 73-76 interchange as well?
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IIRC the NOS hinges i got were D7 so yeah i think they are all the same
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All should be the same 72 and on but the early years (72 and 73) used a flat style spring instead of round (edges of spring were flat) After 73 I believe they were all round. Mustangs 71-73 used two types of springs also. The cars with functional ram air plenums  (bolted under the hood) used the flat style rest used round. Apparently the flat style was a heavier load spring. Maybe Ford switched suppliers in 74 and they didn't need to use a different style spring or maybe they figured out how what spring load type worked for all. Not sure. 
Maybe some of you guys can take a look at your spring and report back and your spring type and year.
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Green sales gave me the part no. for 79.He said more than one part no. one size does not fit all.
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