One of our most popular hinges ever and the one that started Fesler on it’s manufacturing journey, the H-708 hinge was designed to fit the 1969-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle*. Due to Chevy’s various interchange options, our H-708s also fit several other makes/models including the same year Monte Carlos and El Caminos. As with all our products, the H-708s were designed in our Scottsdale facility and then manufactured using only the best grades of aluminum, bearings and hardware. Each set is hand assembled in house after rigorous quality control checks.
Pride and quality are important to Fesler and as a result we use 6061 aerospace grade billet aluminum for phenomenal strength and durability. Weather tight, dust resistant bearings and stainless steel button head hardware are used to guarantee accurate functionality in any climate. We also include proprietary reinforcement and safety elements to insure lifetime strength and durability
The H-708 hinge offers an affordable functioning option for one of Chevrolet’s most popular muscle cars. Until now, the only option for “custom” hood hinges was chromed versions of the factory original, that, while offering glitter and shine, compromised strength my actually weakening the spring. Our hinges offer more stability and support and are incredibly stronger than stock and/or chromed stock hinges.
42-year old, rusty steel hinge frames can now be replaced with distinctive aluminum assemblies and bulky outdated springs can be replaced with mechanically advanced gas charged carbon steel lift supports. The high grade gas lift supports provide maximum lift assist as well as corrosion resistance and are covered by a 2 year marine environment warranty. Each pair of lift supports are engineered to last up to 50,000 cycles. Each pair of hinges come standard with our black carbon lift supports but, polished stainless steel lift supports can be added for only $95.00 more.
Please be aware that heavier (those with skinned hood, extra weight from body work, additional metal work like added hood scoops) may require a heavier lift support option to keep the hood from sagging during display. Be sure to choose your correct hood weight when ordering. Please understand that some hoods could be too heavy for our strongest lift support. Because we have researched and engineered our lift supports to contain the maximum amount of gas to operate at a safe level, we are unwilling to risk vehicle damage and/or human injury by simply making our struts stronger. Fesler takes safety very seriously and would never put your project or well-being in jeopardy just to sell you a product. While we are the only hood hinge manufacturer that offers 8 separate lift support pressures, it is entirely possible that we may not have a pressure that will SAFELY hold up your hood if it has been heavily modified.
The stylish H-708 hinges are available in a few different finishes including natural, polished, brushed, clear anodized and black anodized. We also now offer two separate designs when ordering our hinges. Choose from our traditional classic style or from our new geometric design. Both styles offer distinctive options for exactly the same price.
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*Please note that the H-708 WILL NOT fit 1968 models due to the difference in fenders. For 1968 models, please see part number H-1510.
** Please be sure to read our Hinge Installation article for a better idea of how to properly align your hood hinges. Fesler hinges were made to fit EXACTLY like OE and do not require any modifications to install. If you feel your mounting locations are not tall enough or that new mounting holes are necessary there is most likely a problem with your aligning method. Please use our article as a troubleshooting guide before modifing the hinges.
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I purchased the chrome version of the hood hinges for my '70 Pro Street Chevelle. I was blown away with the workmanship and the ease of installation. My Harwood fiberglass hood has never worked so flawlessly! At shows, it never fails people are consistently commenting on them.
I have a 1970 Chevelle that I put a set of these hinges on and boy let me tell you, they are the bomb. Besides looking awsome these hinges operate so smooth and effortlessly. Rasing and lowering the hood couldn't be easier. They look and work so good I bought a set of decklid hinges. What a great products.
I show my 70 chevelle and when the hood is up the hinges pop.