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Old 10-12-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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You all probably have this problem too. My hood refuses to stay up anymore.. when it'* warm, it is ok.. but it sags, which I don't like, and when cold, it won't stay up for anything. I used a water jug to hold up the hood, anytime I am under it, but I would like a more permanet fix. I have seen the piston things on JCW.. but nothing for any H bodies on there.. anyone know of a size that would work? Or, is there something I can do to mine.. something free would be great .


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Remove one and go to a well-stocked auto parts store so you can physically match them up.
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did you mean HOOD holdup
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LMAO!! yeah, guess I haven't been paying a lot of attention to what i've been posting.

Is there anything to save mine? I don't have a problem spending $20 or whatever.. its just I have trouble parting with money.


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They're sealed units. Nothing you can do when they reach their lifetime. A wrecker would be cheaper (you might even find a hatchback with the same size), but it would already have a shorter lifespan because of it'* VINTAGE.

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LMAO!! for some reason.. I think i'm going to be getting the vintage joke for a few weeks now. loL! My mom'* hatch has much more of a throw, and her'* doesn't go all that high, and is probably 3-6" longer than mine.. so I don't think a hatchback would work all that well. I'm going to live with what i've got, and juse my broken, rusted POS brake line to hold up my hood for the winter months.. it'll work.. I just need some duct tape loL!


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items you will need

One old wooden broom handle

Hacksaw or other crude woodcutting apparatus

Roughly measure handle to a height you can live with while making sure that the ends will rest in a secure area, ensuring that the handle will not be knocked out

Cost = minimal

Not having the hood smash your head = priceless

Worked for 3 years on MrsCrzydmnds so far, gotta cut another one though, ours got broke last week during a rather violent rodent removal exercise
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lol, sounds good. Cheap, easy, and.. Cheap!


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you can even go bigger like I did, but not much.

I would go with the same ones to be safe.

It is very very cheap to get them. shocked me actually. spent 15.00 for 2
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I just went to a regular auto parts store and they had a listing for them. I think they were less than 20$ each. Put them on in very little time too.
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