If you’re planning on, or thinking about, replacing your vehicle’s stock hood hinges with aftermarket hinges, you’ve come to the right place.

In today’s video, the crew at Eddie Motorsports — the industry’s largest maker of billet aluminum aftermarket hood hinges (currently 38 different models of cars and trucks) — is going to show you how to install their billet hood hinges on a gorgeous 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle.

The hood hinge kits come equipped with all of the parts and stainless steel fasteners you need for the installation. A torque wrench and sockets will come in handy. Some lubricating grease and anti-seize will help. And you’ll want to protect your vehicle paint with protective or masking tape, and fender covers.

Three solid pieces of advice from the video:

  1. Mark your stock hinge location before getting started.
  2. Also, check your hood fitment BEFORE removing your stock hinges. “That way, you’re not chasing a problem that already existed,” Eddie Motorsports officials say.
  3. DO NOT attempt the installation alone, as there are multiple steps where a second person is required.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of the hood hinge installation, watch this video, and you’ll be ready to tackle the job.

Watch it now: