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Old 10-10-2016, 02:50 PM
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Default Hood and trunk springs

Is there any way to increase the tension of the springs which should hold the hood and trunk lid open?Maybe for example putting rings under the springs?
Now i use a broom stick to keep the hood open, but it doesn´t look that nice.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:42 PM
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:55 PM
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Default Hood and trunk springs

Trying to replace those springs can be dangerous. You can easily get hurt taking them out. What some people have done is to make a clip or piece of metal between the spring coils so that they cannot come down on you. There are posts about this, so you might do a search for hood springs or trunk springs. I know some of the guys have posted pix showing what they have done to keep their hood or trunk from closing on them.

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Bob's Bird House in Delaware had done some work in obtaining replacement Stainless springs for the hood and possibly for the trunk. 302-449-1966 ask for Charles.
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Cool Trunk Lid Springs Enhancement

Hi there. I don't know if you are still looking for an answer on this. I can help with the trunk lid springs but not so much on the far.

For the trunk on my '59 it's the easiest fix one can do on these birds! I simply placed a couple of large washers (about the same diameter as the springs) at the bottom of the spring well on each side. You will have to remove the retaining pin and the spring will come right out. Do one side at a time and be sure to support the lid with a helper (I used my wife for this and would suggest a cheaper alternative).

It doesn't take much to beef these up so start with just a couple of washers then add one more at a time until you get the desired tension.

If you need more information or the washer size just email me directly and I will get it for you. You shouldn't have any problem finding suitable washers at any hardware store.

Good luck and let me know if this worked for you.

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:12 AM
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Neil that is a great idea, thanks for sharing
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the idea Neil. I didn´t look further at it so far and just used a piece of wood to keep the trunk lid up.
Can you give me the internal washer size, then I will see if I can get them over here.
Will this same principle not work for the hood springs?
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