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Old 03-14-2015, 08:30 PM
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Re: Hood struts: FYI

Originally Posted by bheinen74 View Post

about trunk STRUTS?

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Old 04-10-2015, 10:07 PM
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Re: Hood struts: FYI

Awesome! I just got a pair from McMaster Carr and installed them for $45 total including shipping, screws, and washers. The best part is that assists my hood release spring enough to actually pop my hood with the release handle on the dash. Now I can finally put my grille on.

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Old 04-25-2015, 05:47 AM
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GRN_NVY - you mentioned ordering the wrong ends, threaded ones, and I believe I did the same(Part#4178T57). Were you able to make them work? If so, what was the trick? You mentioned adding some nuts and washers, but how did that work on the hood connection which is tapped metric?

The mcmaster part numbers all show a 5/16"-18. Which isnt an issue on the frame/body mount as I can swap to a 5/16" nut, but the hood mount mount is tapped metric. I am trying to avoid a re-tap on the hood mount holes, to 5/16, and would consider just ordering a new set given the relative affordability.Which end would be the "right ends"?Ballsocket?eyelet?threaded?
I popped the old threaded ball out of the old strut and used it in the new one. I left it connected to the hood and wedged a screwdriver between the strut and the threaded ball, then pulled out on the bottom of the strut. It took a few times, to gently work it off.
This write up works perfectly and now the hood stays up. Very happy with it.

I forgot to add that I used the 4138T57 struts.

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