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1949-54 chevy hood springs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr Lucky, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mr Lucky
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
    Posts: 54

    Mr Lucky
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    Has anyone tried to replace the hood springs on a 49-54 Chevy with gas shocks? I am looking for a way to hold the hood up without using the original spring.:confused:
     
  2. A broomstick would be more "traditional"...
     
  3. Rude Dude
    Joined: Dec 14, 2003
    Posts: 356

    Rude Dude
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    Get two hose clamps and small exhaust tubing to fit around spring, split tubing in the middle, wrap around spring and clamp it down to hold spring, lower hood a little remove spring.
     
  4. Rude Dude
    Joined: Dec 14, 2003
    Posts: 356

    Rude Dude
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    easier to change spring
     

  5. Mike Rotch
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
    Posts: 166

    Mike Rotch
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    from Easley SC

    Drilling a few holes in the split tubing, inserting some 1/4'' bolts, and welding them in is a good idea too.
     
  6. The Hawaiian
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 6

    The Hawaiian
    Member
    from HAWAII

    Does any one know any tricks or tools to put the original hood springs back on my 49 Chevy coupe??
     

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