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Old 04-08-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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I want to replace my hail damaged hood but when I went to the junk yard I ran into a problem with the open assist rods. I can't figure out how to remove them without breaking the clips that keep them on. Is there a special tool or something simple I can do?
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Loosen the retainer clips first, then spray them lightly with a lubricant. After that, pry the assist rod off. Don't fully remove the clips.
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Cool, insurance qoute 450+, junkyard 30 with core + 20 help from young cousins manpower. Can't beat that. Thanks Will.
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It'* an easy 2-man job as long as you have a 2x4 to prop the hood up.
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