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Anyone have a good recommendation for a hood prop rod.
One that works, for more than a few uses?

The hood stays up normally. With this cam, once it drops to low idle, it can set up a vibration pattern that can cause it to drop.
Aside from potential damage to the car, I don't want my mechanic getting hit again.
 

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QUOTE. I don't want my mechanic getting hit again. [/QUOTE]

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Anyone have a good recommendation for a hood prop rod.
One that works, for more than a few uses?

The hood stays up normally. With this cam, once it drops to low idle, it can set up a vibration pattern that can cause it to drop.
Aside from potential damage to the car, I don't want my mechanic getting hit again.
We use these at work when the new style strut supports are bad or while replacing fenders that have the hinge attached to them. They collapse down short enough to keep behind the seat or might find a spot under the hood.

There's also a piece of 1x2 if you want to keep the cost down!


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I used a piece of hollow aluminum from a boat tarp and found rubber feet at hardware store. Fits right in at latch location and you can use an adjustable support or cut to size like I did. I used it at shows to keep the hood open but not all the way up. Good luck! :cool:
 

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Anybody use a gas hood strut? Get a Mighty Lift stud/ball kit ML3000, and two Strong Arm 4062 hood struts.
Grind off one of the rivets on the hood hinge, and remove one of the lower bolts on the hinge, replace with ball stud, snap in hood strut.
used on 78-87, unsure about earlier applications...
 

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Old mechanic trick.
A broomstick cut to specs.
you'll be looking for a little bit possibly. most brooms sold today are thin-walled aluminum tubing. you'll prov\bably have to goto HomerDPot for a thick wood broomstick. Bonus: it doubles as a defensive weapon if cut short enough!
 

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We use these at work when the new style strut supports are bad or while replacing fenders that have the hinge attached to them. They collapse down short enough to keep behind the seat or might find a spot under the hood.

There's also a piece of 1x2 if you want to keep the cost down!


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Ordered this one only picked up from CARID who is a sponsor on this website.

 

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Ordered this one only picked up from CARID who is a sponsor on this website.

Both hood prop shocks on my HHR failed so I utilized one of these - it is compact, adjustable, and inexpensive.
I bought two before I got my hips replaced and it works great!
 

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To late apparently but why not swap one off an S10? Should fit on the core support just right.
 

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Anybody use a gas hood strut? Get a Mighty Lift stud/ball kit ML3000, and two Strong Arm 4062 hood struts.
Grind off one of the rivets on the hood hinge, and remove one of the lower bolts on the hinge, replace with ball stud, snap in hood strut.
used on 78-87, unsure about earlier applications...
Have a fiberglass hood and I got tired of using wire ties to hold it up and did the same thing that you describe. Works like a charm.
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