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Default Low tension hood springs

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The fiberglass hood I picked up reccommends low tension springs, and it just didn't feel right with the regular springs still in there. So I pryed the springs off...

And then my hood wouldn't stay open.

What do you mean hood pins are supposed to keep the hood shut?

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like on my elky i had too use hoodpins to keep the front down and u can get them at auto zone for like ten bucks let me know if u need pics
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also what i did like you i took out the spring and i went to the junk yard and got a hood prop from a trunk and just put in on so to hold the hood up not as cool looking but it works
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In my "a secret revealed" post, I show this.

take an old golf club, cut head off so club is right length. Attach a swivel to the end where the head was, then to the hood. Custom hood prop rod with leather end (handle) so it won't scratch the paint. Set the leather end into the indentation where the latch went in.

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you can get low tension springs from summit racing, jegs and the places that sell fiberglass hoods
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I have a glass hood too! It kinda bows up a bit will this stop that? Adn did you just remove the coil that was on the hinges?
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I have a glass hood too! It kinda bows up a bit will this stop that? Adn did you just remove the coil that was on the hinges?
Yeah, I just pried the spring out with a big screwdriver. Don't know if it will fix your bowing problem, but it couldn't hurt.
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If its bowing up at speeds,its air getting under there, might want to get hood pins...
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If its bowing up at speeds,its air getting under there, might want to get hood pins...
If you are going the shaved route, door handles, locks, trunk lock, antenna.... Would you still put hood pins on it??
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i would still do it my is shaved but better to keep the hood down instead of it flyin up and smashin the windshield, roof etc..
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i would still do it my is shaved but better to keep the hood down instead of it flyin up and smashin the windshield, roof etc..

Is that right Donny?

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i would still do it my is shaved but better to keep the hood down instead of it flyin up and smashin the windshield, roof etc..
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Where do you get them?

The fiberglass hood I picked up reccommends low tension springs, and it just didn't feel right with the regular springs still in there. So I pryed the springs off...

And then my hood wouldn't stay open.

What do you mean hood pins are supposed to keep the hood shut?

http://www.jegs.com/p/Harwood/Harwoo...46057/10002/-1
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The DOWN side to having a hood prop on a windy day!!!!

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Fiber glass hood = hood pins
Donny your hood is steel isnt it?
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