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 Post subject: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 am 
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Does anyone have a pic of the Ford tool for the hood spring?

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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Which spring are you wanting to remove?


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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:42 pm 
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The round spring. I don't need to remove one I was just wandering what the original Ford tool looked like. I thought I had saw a pic one time just couldn't fine it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:00 pm 
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I have one of those cases where the hood does not stay put. As your picture shows, each side has a round tension spring and a helical spring. Can anybody tell me...When your hood falls, is it necessary to change all four springs or is the cause one spring or the other?

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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:21 am 
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I have a feeling you do not have the round one wound tight,

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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:06 am 
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Can you give me a quick lesson in how to do that Barry?

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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:15 pm 
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Since my previous post I took a look at the helical springs. With the hood propped up I found I could very easily take the end of the spring off the tab. I then turned the spring one half turn on the slotted centre post then grabbed the other end with a vice grip. A friend rotated the spring until I was able to guide the other end back onto the tab. Done both and my hood is good. The springs are now wound about as tight as you can get them. I suspect they have lost their spring torsion, so if they act up again I will need to buy new ones.h

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 Post subject: Re: Hood spring tool
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:09 am 
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sorry I missed your question on springs but I see you figured it out.they will probably out last you now that they are on right :D

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