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I'm building a 47 Willys Overland (Jeep) wagon. Does anyone have any ideas on adapting gas struts for hood props. The concept sounds fairly simple, but the strut would have to have the appropriate lifting power. There is a kit available for 46-48 Fords, but .....
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Hood props

I am sure you could make the Ford props work. But first check to see if the two hoods are similar in weight. I think you could also adapt junk yard gas struts. Measure the length of struts you would need to lift your hood to the desired height and look for similar ones (possibly hatch backs or mini vans) in the junk/auto parts recycling yard. Check to see if the struts are lifting a similar weight to your hood and make up some brackets. Good luck.
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This may get some better answers in the Body/Exterior forum

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The resistance of the struts are only part of it, the LEVERAGE needed with the placement of the strut in relation to the hood is just as important.

All I know is, make the location of the brackets temporary until you KNOW it works.

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