Originally Posted by bill buttermore
Originally Posted by agrazela
didn't I read somewhere that the hood will open all the way to "kissing the windshield" if the strut doo-dads are disconnected?
Yeah, maybe, but consider the effort involved in removing two clips and undoing the doo-dads compared to the ease of fabricating a new piece of metal to store in your garage.
Last evening I disconnected the strut clips and the hood can be strapped back to just beyond vertical (with the light harness unstrapped, thanks Wren
). I think I'm golden...but one thing I forgot to check; the LeSabre hood has that huge integrated grill that hangs down, so I need to check that:
distance (engine + leveler headroom + boom) < distance (length of hood from base to grill)
I'd do anything to avoid having to remove the hood, because I've never had good luck getting hoods / doors / trunks to realign.
2004 Buick Lesabre Limited, Gran Touring; Bone Stock
1998 Buick Lesabre Limited, Gran Touring; Mods: Poly sway bushings/endlinks, Tru-Cool trans cooler, Thrasher shift kit (med), PLIM, front PEM; Mods in progress: Alot of stuff, but slowly...