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47 Chevy hood opening tool

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DKcoupe, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. DKcoupe
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    A recent thread about the hood latch cable not working on a 46-48 Chevy, got me thinking about how I would get my hood open if that happened to me. I came up with this little tool today that seems to work. I'm going to keep it in the car from now on.
    I started by bending up a coat hanger and once that worked I used a little heat to bend a long thin screwdriver.
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    You just stick it in the gap between the hood and grill, and a little push releases the latch. I put a dab of red paint on the shaft to mark the top and how far in to go. Been driving on the highway a bit lately and the bugs are plentiful at night.
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  2. Bruce Lancaster
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    Hmmm...I worry over the same issue on my '48 Ford, even though that stuff is older than I am and still working perfectly. Gonna make one, will probably add some electrical wire insulation/spaghetti to slicken the shaft.
  3. DKcoupe
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    DKcoupe Member

    Good idea, I put some heat shrink over the shaft today.
  4. falconsprint63
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    every one of us who own one of these knows how brilliant that is
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