Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kentucky, USA
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Hood hinge pivot bolts -- second gen fit a first gen?
I have apparently lost one of the hood hinge pivot bolts for my '82 S10 truck -- the bolts that go through the hood hinge and the body. It has a large short shoulder that the hood pivots on. I have one of the bolts but not the other. Some day I will apply for a grant to study the migratory patterns of hardware in my shop...
GM has long discontinued that bolt, so unless someone has some they'll sell me, it's time to hit the salvage yards and hope I can find a first-gen in salvage that still has a hood that I can snag the bolts from.
I have seen second-gen bolts for sale and they may also be a bit easier to find in salvage since it would be from a newer truck. Can I use a second-gen truck's hood pivot bolts on my '82? They don't seem to directly cross-reference, but I can't find any dimensions to see how close it is to what I already have. Anyone know how much different one from my '82 would be from a '94 or newer?
1982 Chevrolet S-10 Sport
2006 Pontiac Solstice
2017 Subaru WRX