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Shoebox Ford Hood Hinge Spring Attachment

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Racrdad, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    Anybody have a pic they can share with me on where the bottom of the hood hinge spring attaches on a 1949 Ford car? No springs were with the car, I have springs now but cant figure out where the bottom attachment point should be!
  2. 432bullet
    Joined: Sep 14, 2009
    Posts: 51


    I don't remember springs on the shoe box Fords ?? They had a prop rod for the hood. :confused:
  3. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 1,021

    wheeltramp brian

    yup no springs on a shoebox ,just prop rod
  4. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    Prop rod holds the hood up, yes. BUT - there are springs on the hinges that pull downward to pull the back edge of the hood into place and hold it tight again the cowl seal.

  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,882

    from Burton, MI

    I can snap a pic when I get home. I went through the same thing......
  6. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
    Posts: 2,119


    Please do, I'm interested in seeing this as well. Thank you...
  7. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    Yes that is correct, bottom of the spring fits into a slot in the flat panel directly below the hinges, just keep the back of the hood from "floating"
  8. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


  9. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    I thought that's what the slot was for and put one spring on like that. The spring was so tight I thought it was going to damage the hood. Thanks for the info!

    Pics are working, spring in the pic looks stretched a lot like the one I installed as mentioned above. Thanks!
  10. 49 ers had a lot of weak spots like the hinges, hood, door latchs etc. Grille is my favorite thou.
  11. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,332

    happy hoppy

    My 1950 coupe. I hope it helps. This is as I got the car, before I took it apart. the spring just pulls the hinge backward when closing. It does not hold up the hood like a chevy hinge spring does.


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