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Fiberglass hood & hood shocks

I'm looking to upgrade from the broomstick prop to real hood shocks. I was on the phone with Darren @ PP, and we were stumped as to whether I should order one or two hood shocks for my fiberglass hood. Ideas?

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I used one very worn out hoodshock -- graciously flown to me by Kiwi911 from New Zealand.

Worked great, but it has to be *very* worn out or it will arch the hood.
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How about fashioning some sort of hood prop rod?
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Yeah, I bet you the master fabricator could make a great looking functional prop.

Doesn't Jack use some sort of prop?

My local Home Depot sells hollow AL tubing that runs around 1/4-1/2" that would probably make a nice looking lightweight prop.
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IMO, the best solution is what KevinP73 introduced me to. You put in a single hood shock (start with one that's already shot), and drill a hole in the casing and slide a pin into it to keep the hood up. It will never come down when the wind blows the hood up (like a prop bar) and isn't subject to age and temperature variations like the stock shocks.
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When I bought my car, the hood shocks were already worn out but the PO supplied an acutual wooden porpeller (aka prop) to keep the hood up. Kinda funny actually.

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For general info, this is the factory prop on an aluminum hood. The rod goes into one of the strut top's allen bolt head.
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I had the prop bar, but I got rid of it. The wind blows the hood up, and down it comes. Also, I nicked my paint up from the bar swinging loose from its clip.

I like the prop bar in back, especially since I swap tails. But if originality's not your goal, you should consider the dead shock version.


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Tsk, tsk, Jack....your modded shock is upside down...heavens !
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